Class size re­view sought

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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