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6151 Class Size

The Superintendent of Schools shall recommend for board approval the number of class sections for each course or grade level. He/she shall take into consideration such factors as student needs, curriculum requirements, types of instructional setting, district finances and space or equipment limitations.

Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated
Policy X Other Reasons

Particular attention shall be paid to space-per-student requirements of the State Department of Education.

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010 Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Class Size, Space-per-student Requirements

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

N.J.S.A. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

  1. 6A:8-2.1 Authority for educational goals and standards
  2. 6A:14-4.7 Program criteria: special class programs, secondary and vocational rehabilitation
  3. 6A:23-8.3 Commissioner to ensure achievement of the Core Curriculum Content Standards
  4. 6A:26-2.1 et seq. Long-Range Facilities Plans
  5. 6A:32-8.2 School enrollment
  6. 6A:32-8.3 School attendance



Cross References: 3240 Tuition income *5118 Nonresidents *5120 Assessment of individual needs *5145.4 Equal educational opportunity

6150 Instructional arrangements *6171.4 Special education *7110 Long-range facilities planning

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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