How many SPED teachers does your school have?

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  1. Luv2TeachInTX

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    Just curious. My campus is K-5 and we only have two sped teachers. That's two teachers for 6 grade levels! Our caseload right now is 17 students each and we currently have two paras that do in class support only, so we have no additional support in resource other than ourselves. Is this pretty normal?
     
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  3. waterfall

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    I'm the only one for K-6. I currently have almost 40 students. I don't think you're not going to find much better than 17 students with paras.
     
  4. Luv2TeachInTX

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    Only one teacher for K-6 with 40 students! Holy moley! Do they all come to you for resource or do you have paras that do push-in for in class support too?
     
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    We have 2, but I'm not sure how many students they each service.
     
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    We have four. Our caseloads are nearing the same number of students as yours though. We're not quite there, but we probably will be before the year is up. We do have several paras though. No idea what we would do without them.
     
  7. HistoryVA

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    Oh gosh, I teach HS and couldn't possibly name all the sped teachers in the special ed department. I can think of 12 off the top of my head, but I know there must be at least 15.

    Edited: Just went to school website and counted. We have 20 designated as "special education" department and 4 that are total inclusion (kind of part of our school, but kind of separate), so 24 total.
     
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    We have about 10. All of the life skills and the teachers with student with behavior issues have paras.
     
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    My school has at least 11-12 (inclusion, resource room, and fully self contained), without counting the additional paras for special ed. There are probably 6-10 paras for the FSC rooms. We have just over a thousand students at my school, but not very many special ed students compared to our total number of students.
     
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    We have over 600 students and only one sped teacher with a case load of approx. 17 kids.
     
  11. Leatherette

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    I am the only sped teacher in a K-5 with 18-20 kids usually, and one para. When I started, I was the only one, and I was half time with 22 kids, and no para, so I think it is pretty good now. I'd like another sped teacher in my building to team with. I am an island right now. I'd also like a smaller number of grades so I could have time to collaborate with gen Ed teachers. My kids are usually spread out among ten or more classrooms.
     
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    My school has 700 kids and three teachers. Each teacher has about 14 kids on their caseload. We also have three paras, because we have some huge needs for a comparatively small school.
     
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    We have 2 for our school of over 600 students; I'm not sure how the caseload is divided, but I know we have well over 40 identified students. Last year I had 28 students on my caseload and I was a half-time Special Ed teacher.
     
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    This topic is of particular interest to me at the moment because I'm thinking of staff to adult sped services ratio. We are adequately staffed if no one needs to be pulled for 1-on-1 services but that's not realistic considering the model of vocational based services and on-the-job training.
     
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    Where I taught last year, I was the only sped teacher with two paras at the high school. I had about 25 students on my caseload. The jr high campus where I'm a diag this year has 2 sped teachers. They have about 20-25 students each, but they have 2 aides apiece.
     
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    We currently have 5. Two self-contained teachers and an inclusion teacher for each grade level. I typically have anywhere from 15-23 students on my caseload. I think I have about 18 right now.

    We have 6 TAs but they all work in self-contained outside of one who is assigned to one of my students that is diabetic.
     
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    My school has about 600 kids and 9 SPED teachers. 2 MH, 6 resource/inclusion (2 per grade level), and one behavioral specialist. The resource/inclusion teachers have about 14-20 kids on their caseload, the MH teachers and behavioral specialist have 4-8.

    We have an unusually high population of SPED in our district though.
     
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    In my building, we have 2 resource room/inclusion teachers, 3 LLD (learning and language disabled) self-contained teachers, and one teacher for the autistic class. So 6 all together. I would say that each of us is responsible for about 12-13 kids.
     
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    They're all resource. With kids in 20 different classrooms, there is no possible way to even think about doing push-in services. I do have a para that's with me for almost the entire day. Luckily she's very experienced and very good- it's almost like having another teacher in the room, but I still have to tell her what to do/make the plans and do all the paperwork. It just makes the actual teaching part easier because the kids are very supported with two of us there.
     
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    One SPED teacher, one para, a caseload of around 20. There may be a few more who only receive speech services. School of about 220 kids. Oh, and the students are all inclusion.
     
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    We have 2 SPED teachers for a school of about 800 kids. It's K-2, though, so a lot of kids have not been identified yet. I don't know how big their caseloads are. They each have a para in the room, but there are also several 1:1 paras for students with severe needs.
     
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    PK-5, 620 students; PK is half typical, half spec needs, staffed by ESC; MH classroom staffed by ESC

    4 Sp Ed teachers hired by district: K-2 one teacher, not sure of case load; 3rd - 25 students; 4th - 11 students; 5th - 8 students. We shift around occasionally depending on where student numbers are. Sometimes it's a K-1 & 2-3 split. This year we have a huge group in 3rd grade, which will be my group next year. The only paras available are the ones who are assigned 1:1 with specific students. I have a student with an aide, and another student with a full time nurse.
     
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    We have 8 now cause our budget got cut. We are waiting to hear if we have been approved to add another position. They are:

    K-2 SC/Resource
    3rd SC/Resource
    4th SC/Resource
    5th SC
    6th SC
    6/7th Resource
    7th SC/Resource
    8th Resource

    We have a bunch of kids in 5th grade Resource who aren't being given their push in minutes. Our 5th teacher is overloaded with 14 SC kids and can't be in 2 places at once. I think if they add the position it will be for 5th Resource. But really, we could use separate 6th and 7th resource teachers too. That teacher is really overwhelmed with both grades and we have kids not getting their minutes.

    I don't know everyone's caseload, but I service 12 students in 7th.

    There are 1,400 students overall at my school.
     
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    I don't know caseloads, but we have 2 primary special ed teachers (K-2), 1 intermediate teacher (3-5) and 1 FMD teacher.
     
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    2 for MS and 2 for HS; they take turns doing self contained and pullouts during the day.

    We have 2 or 3 more who do MS and HS Life Skills with their paras.
     
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    We have one for FMD and two for MMD/SLD/OHI. We don't have an EBD teacher. We have about 550 kids. Nobody has more than 18 kids.

    There is a third teacher on the staff list, but NOBODY has seen her.
     

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