Full time caseload and part time status?

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  1. CanadianChic

    CanadianChic Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2011

    I know there is a law in California that says the upper limit for a full time Resource Specialist is 28 students and if you have more than that then you must sign a waiver. My questions is what if you are hired as a part time (0.5 FTE or 50%) Resource Specialist. Is there an UPPER limit? I have 14 on my case-load now.

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  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    I'm not sure about an upper limit of students, but I would seriously look at their minutes. If the minutes of the students exceed what you can provide in only 50% of a school day, then something is wrong. However, if the minutes are able to be meet in the time you are at school, then (unless there is an upper limit) you should be capable even though it is not best case.
     
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    Wow 28 is a LOT! The state I currently teach in doesn't have caseload limits, but luckily my school is so small I only have 18 students. I used to live in Ohio, and the caseload limit there was 16 students. If you were part time, the caseload limit was 8 students. Any more than that and you had to be hired on full time. I would assume your state would follow the same logic- meaning that you are good with 14 right now but can't take on any more. That seems like quite a lot for a part time teacher, but that's just me.
     
  5. CanukTeach

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    Wow this is interesting. I have 0.5 resource. I have about 65-70 students. I would LOVE a caseload of 28! I wish Ontario had limits such as these!
     
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    I am .5 and I have 17 right now. I was told by the district sped department that I should have no more than 12, but I complained and they did nothing. The f/t person has 33.
     
  7. Nate

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    That's something that's regulated differently state-to-state. I went through a similar thing when I started half-time--I wasn't any where near the legal limit, but I was pulling the same weight as my full-time peers.
     

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