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Hillsborough schools meet class size requirements

Hillsborough schools meet class size requirements

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Hillsborough County classrooms are meeting the state’s class size law, sparing local officials the choice some districts are making to break the rules and pay hefty fines.

The law sets a cap of 18 students per class in kindergarten through third grade, 22 students in fourth through eighth grades and 25 students in ninth through 12th grades. “I believe it’s important to follow the law,” Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia said during a school board meeting Tuesday.

Some districts — like Brevard County on the Space Coast — are choosing to break the class-size law because paying a fine to the state would be cheaper than hiring extra teachers to comply. Click Here to read the entire story at TBO.com.


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