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Changes to the Class Size Amendment

April 15th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Changes to the Class Size Amendment got tentative approval from the State House Wednesday on a partisan vote.

The amendment would allow more students in classes at all levels, but measure the caps at the school level instead of by individual classes. Sponsor Will Weatherford says the measure maintains the framework of what voters approved in 2002.

The integrity of the constitutional amendment that passed in 2002 will not be changed,” Weatherford said. “We will still maintain a very rigorous class size requirement in this state. It simply gives our principals, our school boards, and our superintendents the ability and the tools to manage their schools. Thats all this does. It is completely for them. It is not to water down the class size amendment, it is to make it workable and better.

Lawmakers have tried to alter the amendment since it was approved. The only difference this time is the economy.

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