Kristen: I am a teacher and I’m concerned because in my district special education classrooms are often under staffed due to staffing shortages. I teach in a self contained preschool classroom. Last year my para educator was out sick for many school days and I was on my own. I’ve expressed my concerns for student safety but my principal and our district is still under staffing us. Is there any law that addresses class size for students with special needs? Contractually, with our unions the ration is 2 adults for every 8 students with IEPs.