Glendora seeks larger class sizes


Glendora Unified will seek a two-year waiver from
the California Department of Education that would allow the district to
exceed class-size limits set by the state.

At its meeting Tuesday, the school board unanimously approved a
request for a waiver that would let the district have an average of 33
students per classroom in grades four through eight.

It would allow the
district to exceed the state’s maximum average of 30.6 students – a
figure set when a class size law was passed by the state in 1964.

The waiver would remain in place through the 2013-14 school
year and renew a waiver in effect since 2010. It is expected to save the
district about $750,000 annually, according to district documents.

Read more in J.D. Velasco’s story CLASS.