This has been bugging me since before school ended...now we are about to start. I am a 2nd year Special Ed teacher but what I teach is different - I am in transitional services and we have selected high school special ed students who we "teach" proper work behaviors. These studnets come from various school divisons to our location. We have 1 morning session of students and 1 afternoon session of students. There are ranges of disabilities as well as levels - LD, Mr, Autistic, ED etc. We basically are set up as 3 businesses(2 now due to budget cuts) the students do everything. We start in one room and then split up and are in two separate rooms divided by a wall. Last year there were 2 Teachers and 2 TA's (a TA with each teacher). We averaged, once we split, 10 students each. One section works in the kitchen setting making items(from scratch) for sale - using knives, the stove, cash register etc etc. The other section works in a woodshop environment using saws, power tools etc etc. They make anything from wooden name plates, clocks, key chains etc etc. As a side note, we hold open house in late October after th students have gotten up and running and have made things so that when their parents come they can actually see finished products...if we did it before hand many parents would either be afraid their child may hurt themselvs or that their child is not capable. Anyway.....due to budget cuts and some of our school divisions stating they were cutting the number of students they would be sending this school year we lost 1 of our TA's to another area. Well here we are about to start tomorrow and the number of students we are expecting it the same number we had last year with 2 TA's. I have searched and searched for some kind of rule about the number of TA's per students but can not find anything. I am in VA. Does anyone know if we are in compliance with just 1 TA? Thanks.