Los Angeles plans to increase class size to ease budget shortfall

March 25, 2009
Average class in 11th and 12th grades would have 43 students
FromThe Los Angeles Times: To reduce a projected $596 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Unified School District plans to raise the average class size in 11th and 12th grades to 43 students. The high school class size would increase on average by two students, with many classes much larger. Class size is expected to grow at all levels; the biggest increase would be in the early grades, where classes would grow from 20 to 24 in kindergarten through third grade. Grades four and five would increase by two students, to 31 per class.

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