35 School Districts Violate Florida Class Size Limits

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Slightly more than half of Florida's 67
school districts could face fines for violating state class size

Education Commissioner Eric Smith on Tuesday notified officials
in 35 districts and three laboratory schools that they are out of

Statewide 44,556 of 812,483 traditional public classrooms, or
5.5 percent, had too many students.

Also, 44 of 454 charter schools were in violation.

The caps are 18 students in kindergarten through third grade, 22
in fourth through eight grade and 25 in high school.

The requirements went into effect for every core curriculum
classroom this year after being phased in for several years.

Voters rejected a constitutional amendment to loosen the limits
on Nov. 2.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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