Class Size Limits

By: Elyse Madison Email
By: Elyse Madison Email

A proposal presented in the legislature would give schools two more years to fully comply with class-size limits.

It also would allow schools to exceed the limit by up to five students per class in extreme circumstances.

Republican representative David Simmons of Maitland says the proposal is designed mainly to avoid hiring a new teacher and creating another class if the limits are exceeded by just one student.

That would save millions of dollars that would have to be spent if current class size laws are strictly enforced.

A constitutional amendment voters approved six years ago sets limits of 18 students for kindergarten through third grade, 22 for fourth through eighth grade and 25 for high school.

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  • by me Location: fl on Mar 5, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    Cut funding, increase regulations that don't work anyway. Welcome to Florida.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Tally on Mar 5, 2008 at 06:31 AM
    oh come on do you actually think that children with 25 in a class be able to get individule help, NO that is why so many students drop out.
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