Class Size Waiver Resolution Passed by EC Board of Education

April 18, 2013

Coming up in the 2013-2014 school year in Elbert County, students can probably expect to see slightly larger classes.

Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains that this is a recommendation from the State Board of Education.

“As a result of the financial difficulty the state of Georgia is having in funding QBE, they are actually encouraging school districts to pass a class size waiver to go over the designated class room sizes”, said Higginbotham.

He says that a majority of the school districts in the state are approving similar resolutions for the 2013-2014 school year.

Higginbotham runs down all the different areas that will probably see increases in class size.

“Increases of one to seven students in grades K-12 and regular education, English language learners, gifted, early intervention programs, remedial education programs, vocations, alternative educational, and special education classes”, listed Higginbotham.

The Elbert County School Board approved the resolution to implement a class size waiver for the district with a unanimous four to zero vote during Monday’s regular meeting.