Milton School Boards OKs temporary fix for class sizes
MILTON--The Milton School Board has approved a staffing plan that officials are viewing as a short-term fix for burgeoning class sizes in district elementary schools.
The board Monday approved a recommendation from district administrators to add reading and math specialists and tap existing staff for extra duties as “data managers” at district K-6 schools—some of which are seeing class sizes as high as 29 students, according to district records.
The staffing plan, district administrators say, will be drawn largely from the ranks of district employees, and will free up time for instruction for teachers who are grappling with overloaded classes.
District Director of Instruction Randy Bartels told the school board the plan would allow the district to begin attacking class sizes immediately.
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