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Senator it's time for class size law to be implemented

July 22, 2005

Albany -- With the state's tax revenues back on track, Senator Michael Meyer von Bremen says Georgia should drop their freeze on the law reducing school class sizes.

House Bill 1187, passed in 2001, put in place a formula to reduce the maximum number of students in each class. But for the last three years that law was not implemented, because of state budget problems.

Senator Von Bremen says he will push to have those reductions enforced. "If it's not in the budget this year, to return the phase in of the reduction, I and a group of my friends who have been behind this years will produce another amendment and try it through the amendatory process."

 House Bill 1187 says that next school year the maximum number of students in a kindegarten class should be 18. Because of the budget freeze, it will continue at 20 students per class.

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