STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
33-135. Teachers — classroom size — reporting. (1) Definitions. The following terms have the following meanings:
(a) "Teacher" means an individual holding a teaching certificate issued by the state department of education.
(b) "Classroom" means a place where groups of students meet for instruction in a particular subject, including students enrolled in virtual schools or charter schools.
(c) "Classroom instructor" means an individual holding a teaching certificate issued by the state department of education and who has been assigned to teach students one (1) or more subjects.
(d) "Class size" means the number of students who regularly appear in an instructor’s classroom or on a class roster and for whom the classroom instructor is primarily responsible and accountable.
(e) "Pupil-teacher ratio" means the total number of students in a school building divided by the total number of teachers working in that school building. For the purposes of this act, the term "school building" also includes virtual charter schools.
(f) "Total caseload" means the total number of students serviced by classroom instructors in a secondary school setting.
(a) The state department of education shall gather statistical information using a unified approach that will demonstrate:
(i) The total number of teachers actively employed within an Idaho school district listed by individual school building;
(ii) The pupil-teacher ratio for every Idaho school district listed by individual school building;
(iii) The number of elementary classroom teachers in every Idaho school building listed by grade and subject;
(iv) The number of secondary classroom teachers in every Idaho school building listed by grade and subject;
(v) The class size in every Idaho elementary school building listed by teacher; and
(vi) The class size, by each section and by total caseload, in every secondary school building listed by teacher.
(b) The report under this subsection shall be prepared and published once annually by January 1 and shall be made available on a public website maintained by the state department of education.
(c) For purposes of this subsection, each teacher will be identified by a unique numeric identifier and not by individual name.
(3) Statewide database. The state department of education shall maintain a statewide database of the statistical information collected and published.
[(33-135) 33-133, added 2014, ch. 281, sec. 3, p. 711; am. and redesig. 2015, ch. 244, sec. 18, p. 1017.]