hunted down Amy Beneski, our assistant executive
director of government relations, and got an answer
this is something that is sometimes discussed among
our membership, TASA does not have an official
stance on one side or the other on this issue.
That's because, according to Amy, our membership is
pretty evenly divided over it - some wanting some
relief from the 22:1 and some wanting it left alone.
coupled with that political realities of the topic,
makes it a bit of a red herring when talking about a
legislative agenda. It's a tough sell - even if a
bill could get passed, which isn't likely, parents
would certainly fight it and having
larger-than-average class sizes is not something
that attracts teachers in droves to your district
does support a Class
Size Snapshot Date which is a date
set in the fall for the purposes of determining
compliance with class size limits. That gives
districts a little relief from the rule when you
have kids moving in and out of schools during the
year. Adding one kid to a class already at 22 is
much less disruptive than creating a whole new
class, yanking kids out of already established
class to do so.
that helps. Let me know if you need anything else.