MECOSTA COUNTY – The Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District is considering revisions to its special education policy that could increase teachers’ caseload and class sizes.
Currently, the MOISD policy states special education teachers can have 18 elementary students on a caseload and 10 students in class at one time. For middle and high school special education, teachers can have a caseload of 20 students and an average of 10 students in a class. A teacher’s caseload is the total number of students he or she instructs in a day. For special education classes, teachers are required to develop an individual education plan for each student.