Due to ongoing budget struggles by school systems around the state, the Georgia Department of Education has waived all class-size restrictions for the upcoming school year. However, in a resolution approved Tuesday night by the Barrow County Board of Education, local teachers would face increases of no more than three additional students, the limit already allowed under the Barrow school system’s charter. Before the vote, BOE member Rickey Bailey asked for clarification because of concerns expressed to him by teachers.
“There is a rumor out there that is not reasonable,” he said. “I would like to quash that tonight.”
Superintendent Wanda Creel said that even though the approved local resolution allows up to three additional students per class, she doesn’t anticipate changing the current “plus two” practice.
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