Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022
For the purposes of
administering the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of Education
Code section 42238.02(d)(3), the following definitions apply:
(a) "Class" means a group of pupils scheduled
to report regularly at a particular time to a particular teacher during the
regular school day as defined by the school district governing board, excluding
special day classes. Classes in the evening and summer schools are not classes
for purposes of this section.
Where the type of teaching in kindergarten and grades 1, 2, and 3 is other than
in self-contained classes, the "class" is the basic homeroom where all of the
following applies for a pupil:
is recorded and investigation of absences is instigated.
(2) The pupil has his or her desk, locker, or
(3) The teacher handles
the administrative routines such as keeping cumulative records, collecting
basic data about the pupil, distributing items to go home, collecting meal
money, and distributing and collecting report cards.
(4) The teacher is the usual contact with the
(5) Some planned
instruction is given.
(c)"Kindergarten" includes transitional
kindergarten as defined by Education Code section
(d) "Active enrollment count" for purposes of
subdivision (e) means the count of pupils enrolled in the class on the first
day of the school year on which the class was in session, plus all later
enrollees, minus all withdrawals since that first day. A pupil who is enrolled
in independent study pursuant to Article 5.5 of Chapter 5 of Part 28 of the
Education Code for the full regular school day shall not be included. An active
enrollment count shall be made on the last teaching day of each school month
that ends prior to April 15 of the school year.
(e) The "average number of pupils enrolled
per class" for kindergarten and grades 1, 2, and 3 is the number obtained by
dividing the sum of the active enrollment counts made under subdivision (d) for
each of the classes in those grades, by the total number of those active
class enrollment" means the sum of the average number of pupils enrolled per
class determined pursuant to subdivision (e) for all kindergarten and grades 1,
2, and 3 classes at a school site, divided by the number of classes, then
rounded to the nearest half or whole integer.
(g) "Maximum average class enrollment" for
purposes of section 15498.3 means the amount determined by subtracting the
current year average class enrollment adjustment pursuant to Education Code
from the prior year average class enrollment pursuant to Education Code section
then rounded to the nearest half or whole integer. Commencing with the 2014-15
school year, the prior year average class enrollment for purposes of Education
is the maximum average class enrollment in the prior year.