We consider class placement to be a vital task and one in which we will invest a great deal of time. Anticipating class assignments for the coming year can be a source of anxiety for some children and families. Many have found that an understanding of the process can help to reduce this anxiety.
The goal is to maintain a balance of size, academic strengths, student leadership, gender, social skills, independent work skills, personalities, and students who are involved in special programs. The building principal is responsible for making final decisions on assignments to grade and teacher. Placement of children with disabilities is a shared responsibility with the district’s Director of Special Services. Either the building principal or the Director of Special Services, as the case may be, will gladly discuss with parents and will consider information presented by educational specialists and parents.