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B.C. Reg. 52/2012
M78/2012
Deposited March 28, 2012
effective July 1, 2012
This consolidation is current to June 18, 2024.
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School Act

Class Size and Compensation Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 121/2017, March 28, 2017]

Contents
1Definitions
2Classes not subject to 30-student limit
3Ineligible teachers
4Additional compensation

Definitions

1   (1) In this regulation:

"Act" means the School Act;

"class" means a group of students scheduled to be together at least twice a week with a teacher for the purposes of engaging in an educational program;

"eligible teacher" means a teacher who, in a year in which additional compensation under section 4 may be provided, is not in a category of teachers prescribed under section 3.

(2) For the purposes of section 76.1 (2) of the Act:

"grades 1 to 3" means a class containing students in those grades and includes a class containing students in those grades and in any other grade except kindergarten;

"kindergarten" means a class containing kindergarten students and includes a class containing kindergarten students and students in any other grade.

Classes not subject to 30-student limit

2   The following categories of classes are prescribed for the purposes of section 76.1 (2.1) (b) of the Act:

(a) an adult or continuing education class;

(b) a class conducted by means of distributed learning;

(c) a class that is part of an alternate program;

(d) a class that meets for the purpose of a work study or work experience program;

(e) a class that is limited to students enrolled in a specialty academy, as defined in section 82.1 (1) of the Act;

(f) a music class, including band, choir, instrumental music and orchestra;

(g) a performing arts class, including drama and dance;

(h) a Planning 10 class;

(i) a board-authorized leadership course.

Ineligible teachers

3   The following categories of teachers are prescribed for the purposes of section 76.1 (2.3) of the Act:

(a) teachers on call;

(b) teachers on a term appointment of less than one calendar month.

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 121/2017, Sch. 1.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 103/2012, s. 1 (a); 121/2017, Sch. 1.]

Additional compensation

4   The additional compensation that, under section 76.1 (2.2) of the Act, a board must provide to an eligible teacher is the compensation set out for that purpose in the Memorandum of Agreement entered into by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation, the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association and the Ministry of Education on March 9, 2017.

[en. B.C. Reg. 121/2017, Sch. 1.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: School Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 412, section 168.01]