Half of Elementary Classes Need Waivers

Based on the angle, it appears this picture was taken by a security camera.

Based on the angle, it appears this picture was taken by a security camera.

Sixty of the 120 elementary classrooms in Highland Park ISD need waivers. The Texas Education Agency requires districts to submit a waiver when any elementary class exceeds the state maximum of 22 students per teacher. Here’s the breakdown per campus:

Armstrong: 5 (3 kindergarten and 2 first grade)

Bradfield: 19 (6 first grade, 6 second grade, 2 third grade, and 5 fourth grade)

Hyer: 18 (6 kindergarten, 4 first grade, 2 third grade, and 6 fourth grade)

University Park: 18 (3 first grade, 3 second grade, 6 third grade, and 6 fourth grade)

Cristy Hirsh, the district’s¬†coordinator of student and administrative services,¬†told me at last night’s Board of Trustees meeting that none of the classes has more than 24 students; most have 23.

For comparison’s sake, the picture you see here is of Mrs. Head’s second-grade classroom at Armstrong in 1965, when she had 27 students, one of whom grew up to work for Park Cities People.

By Dan Koller Oct. 16, 2013 | 8:22 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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