A student with a disability shall be placed in a special class for instruction on a daily basis to the extent indicated in the student's individualized education program (IEP).
A special class shall be composed of students with disabilities with similar individual needs. The maximum class size for those students whose special education needs consist primarily of the need for specialized instruction that can best be accomplished in a self-contained setting shall not exceed 15 students, or 12 students.
The chronological age range within special classes of students with disabilities who are less than 16 years of age shall not exceed 36 months, unless it is a class for students with more significant disabilities with a student/adult ratio of 3 students to one adult. The chronological age range within special classes of students with disabilities who are 16 years of age and older is not limited.
The majority of students in all of our district's self contained programs participate in the same state assessments as their typical peers.