SD2 committee discusses growing student-teacher ratios

2012-05-14T20:12:00Z 2012-05-14T21:55:06Z SD2 committee discusses growing student-teacher ratiosGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
May 14, 2012 8:12 pm  • 

The Billings School District 2 board, meeting Monday evening as the planning and development committee, discussed the rising student-to-teacher ratio in SD2 elementary schools.

Depending on how many teachers the district can hire this summer, between 39 and 44 kindergarten classrooms will have a higher student-to-teacher ratio than what the state allows.

The state caps K-2 classrooms at 20 students. Districts with lower grade classes above 20 students can face state discipline.

SD2 could have anywhere between 108 and 120 K-2 classrooms above the state standard starting this fall. District leaders will meet with state officials in July to talk about solving the problem.

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