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Hello Teachers,

I have a couple of questions regarding Special Education. Is it legal for have 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade in a 12:1:1 class? When a 12:1:1 Paraprofessional is absent, shouldn't there be a substitute in her place?

Looking forward to your response.

Thank you
Betty Ann I'm not up on special ed law--and it will vary from state to state, so you're not likely to get a definitive answer here.

In respect to the paraprofessional, I would say that yes, there should be a sub. However, just because there should be doesn't mean there WILL be. Sometimes sub jobs are posted and no one takes the job. In my building ...See More
Jan 28, 2017
Teach2000 On 1/28/17, Teacherforlife wrote: > Hello Teachers, > > I have a couple of questions regarding Special Education. > Is it legal for have 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade in a 12:1:1 > class? > When a 12:1:1 Paraprofessional is absent, shouldn't there be

be > a substitute in her place? > > Looking forward to your response....See More
Feb 27, 2017
haha Probably. I taught an 8-1-1 in NY (although it went up to 9 and even 10 when needed). As long as you are certified for multiple grades/SPED I'm sure it's legal (and even if you're not then they generally have ways of getting exemptions etc when it's in their best interests).

Yes, you definitely should have a substitute since the whole prem...See More
Mar 5, 2017


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