Class size review sought
The provincial Federation of School Councils wants the education minister to revisit recommendations of a Teacher Allocation Commission Report.
That study pertained to class cap sizes for high school grades. It recommended Levels I-III have maximum sizes of 25 students. Many classes throughout the province now have in excess of 30 students.
The provincial government already adopted recommendations of the 2007 report to cap class sizes for kindergarten, elementary and junior high grades at 25 students.
School Councils president Rudy Hoskins of Marystown said the council has been raising the issue of high school class cap sizes since 2008 in meetings with the minister and department officials.
She indicated the council hoped to continue working with all stakeholders to address this area of concern in the education system.