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Class sizes allowed to increase

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 8, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia state school board will allow districts to add more students to their classes. The move is meant to help school systems that are facing serious budget concerns.

The decision reflects the burden increased budget cuts have made on school systems across the state. In Dougherty County, only a handful of classes asked for a waiver in size for this school year, and the goal is to keep class sizes where they are now.

R.D. Harter said, "Our primary focus is the success, academically, of children and we will do everything we can to keep class sizes in a number that's appropriate for that to be done in the best manner."

The move by the state will allow schools to add two students to most classes up through the 8th grade.

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