Class size up for discussion in Nevada Legislature

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Updated: 2/27/2013 1:56 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The topic of education continues in the Nevada Legislature with a hearing on elementary school class sizes.

AB162 will be discussed Wednesday during a joint hearing before the Senate and Assembly education committees. It's one of several education priorities unveiled this week by Democrats, who estimate the cost of their package would exceed $300 million.

During a special session in 2010, lawmakers gave school districts flexibility on class sizes because of budget cuts and the state's fiscal crisis during the Great Recession. Restoring those class-size ratios would cost about $95 million.

Also to be discussed is AB161, which would prohibit a third-grader from advancing to fourth grade if the student's reading skills are inadequate.

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roseanya - 2/27/2013 10:04 AM
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Let the SD's decide class sizes. Stop micro managing K-4 with small class sizes while the high school class sizes are out of control. Fund per pupil and let the SD's manage the money. Ditto school maintenance costs. Stop allowing salaries to take it all and leave zip for maintenance.

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