Here's how we form classes for the upcoming school year: each teacher receives a set of pink and blue cards that they fill out for each student (some items on the pink/blue cards are pre-populated). Teachers sort the pink and blue cards and make classes for the next grade-level team (for example, 2nd grade teachers will sit together and methodically develop 3rd grade classes; they stack the pink and blue cards into different piles--each pile represents a different class). They do not assign a teacher's name to each group of cards; they simply label them Teacher 1, Teacher 2, Teacher 3, etc. Then, they turn in the cards to me and I assign a teacher's name to each stack of cards. Occasionally, I'm move students around. However, for the most part, I leave the cards untouched because I trust their judgement (plus, they spend quite a bit of time making sure that students are disbursed appropriately). Is this how classes are formed at your site?