THE JEFFERSON School System will again seek class size leniency – if needed -- for 2011-2012 as the state continues to relax its maximum class size requirements to help local school boards operating under tight budgets.
For a system to be granted this waiver, a resolution must be approved by a local board. The Jefferson Board of Education (BOE) approved its waiver resolution Thursday.
“This is for financial reasons, and it clearly states that in the waiver itself,” Jefferson superintendent John Jackson said of the resolution before the board passed it.
Jefferson Schools will implement the same class size increases as last year.
The system will ask for waivers for up to five students in regular classrooms, three in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes, seven in gifted classes, three in early intervention program (EIP) classes, three in remedial classes, five in career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) classes, three in alternative education classes and three in special education.
For this and other education stories, see the March 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.