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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 120. Regulations Governing Career and Technical Education
8/1/2021

8VAC20-120-150. Maximum class size.

Enrollments in career and technical education courses shall not exceed the number of individual work stations.

1. Career and technical education laboratory classes that use equipment that has been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor for hazardous occupations shall be limited to a maximum of 20 students per laboratory. The career and technical education courses that have this restriction are published annually by the Virginia Department of Education.

2. Career and technical education courses designed specifically and approved for students who are disadvantaged shall be limited to an average of 15 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 18.

3. Career and technical education courses designed specifically and approved for students with disabilities shall be limited to an average of 10 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 12 or up to an average of 12 students per class period with no class being more than 15 where an instructional aide is provided.

4. Career and technical education programs offering classes that require the cooperative education method of instruction shall:

a. Be limited to an average of 20 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 24; and

b. Have a class period assigned to the instructor for on-the-job coordination for each 20 students participating in the on-the-job training.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-227 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR270-01-0011 § 3.6, eff. August 19, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 8, eff. January 31, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 6, eff. December 19, 2012.

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