Putting Class Size Limits Back on the Ballot

A Senate committee is approving a resolution allowing classes to be up to five students larger than the constitutionally-mandated caps of 18 students in kindergarten through third grade and 25 students in high school.

If voters give the okay, the measure would also require school districts to spend 65 percent of their budget dollars on classroom expenses.

Sen. Larcenia Bullard, (D) Miami, says, “The people voted for it and now we’re taking it back and we’re saying, hey, people, we don’t care even though you’ve spoken to this. We don’t care about that.”

But supporters say school districts need more flexibility in addressing overcrowded classrooms. Voters will likely get to consider the question in November.