Class Size Amendment in Gadsden Schools

This year Gadsden County school officials have been able to adhere to the amendment, hiring teachers to meet the class size requirements.

The amendment calls for no more than 22 students in fourth grade through eighth grade and 25 students in high school. Now the school will reap the benefits financially.

Reginald James says, "We were able to recruit more teachers and get out our teacher/pupil ratio of such that we meet the requirements. It also means the district will recover a quarter million dollars to its budget, so were real excited about that."

In November 2002, voters approved a constitutional amendment to lower class sizes over the next eight years.