School board to ponder restoring jobs, smaller classes
Original post made on Feb 11, 2014
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:04 AM
on Feb 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Why does every article on this topic only address class size reduction in first grade and up? My understanding is that Kindergarten in PUSD currently has a 30:1 Ratio (see comment #4 at Web Link). Why is no one addressing CSR at the kindergarten level? (Including PW writers, who keep forgetting to mention it...) Anyone who has young children will tell you that a 30:1 ratio in kindergarten is utter insanity. I can't imagine that a whole lot of early foundational learning is happening with a ratio like that.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm
What about paying the unfunded liability of retiree medical, or finally vote to remove this benefit that is not appropriately paid for? As a reminder ot the community, retiree medical is a fairly recent benefit. It started when Clem was hired as HR in the district and wanted to give all of his friends more of our tax money. It is time to fix this mistake.
on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm
Are you saying that you are in favor of keep k-3 classes large? You're more worried about "unfunded liability of retiree medical"? And how would this money be used to pay that?
And please don't start the BS about now research supporting smaller class sizes. Research does support class sizes much smaller than 30 (like ideally 15-20 for k-3).