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.