2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Section 7-119 - Reporting class size.

§ 7-119. Reporting class size.

(a)  "Classroom teacher" defined.-  

(1) In this section, "classroom teacher" means a teacher who is primarily responsible and accountable for the students in that class. 

(2) "Classroom teacher" does not include: 

(i) Curriculum specialists; 

(ii) Guidance counselors; 

(iii) Librarians; 

(iv) Media specialists; 

(v) Instructional aides; 

(vi) Attendance personnel; 

(vii) Health services personnel; 

(viii) Psychologists; 

(ix) Social workers; 

(x) Clerical personnel; 

(xi) Community college staff; or 

(xii) Any other individual whose job does not require skill in the field of education and who is not responsible for the day-to-day instruction of the same group of students. 

(b)  Development of method to track class size.-  

(1) By the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, the Department shall develop a uniform data collection method to track the number of students who regularly participate in a classroom teacher's class. 

(2) The uniform data collection method developed under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall reflect the number of students who participate in a classroom teacher's class as of September 30 of each year. 

(c)  Implementation of tracking method; reporting.- Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, each county board shall: 

(1) Implement the uniform data collection method developed under subsection (b) of this section; and 

(2) Report the results of the data collection to the Department on or before December 1 of each year. 

(d)  Report.- On or before January 31 of each year, the Department shall report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, on the data obtained under subsection (c)(2) of this section. 

[2009, chs. 638, 639.] 

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