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HB 90 - Limits Public School Class Sizes - North Carolina Key Vote

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Title: Limits Public School Class Sizes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that limits public school class sizes.

Highlights:

  • Requires that the average class size for kindergarten through third grade not exceed 20 students to 1 teacher in a given school administrative unit for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that the actual size of any given kindergarten through third grade class not exceed 23 students to 1 teacher for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years (Sec. 2).

  • Requires that the average class size for kindergarten through third grade not exceed 19 student to 1 teacher in a given school administrative unit for the 2019-2020 school year (Sec. 2).

  • Requires that the actual size of any given kindergarten through third grade class not exceed 22 students to 1 teacher for the 2019-2020 school year (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the class size requirements set forth in General Statute 115C-301 will apply beginning with the 2020-2021 school year (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a ratio not to exceed 191 students to 1 teach for supplemental classes, such as languages or physical education, offered and the kindergarten through fifth grade levels (Sec. 3).

  • Increases funding for pre-kindergarten programs (Sec. 7).

Title: Limits Public School Class Sizes

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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