The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.
"Increasing class size is never ideal, but a slight increase will allow systems to significantly conserve resources while managing through these difficult times," state BoE Chairwoman Wanda Barrs said in a statement.
Jason Rogers, Liberty County associate superintendent for administrative services, said the resolution is on its way to the state board for approval. Drafting the resolution says the district recognizes the need for flexibility and is prepared to accommodate a potential increase.
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