GA school districts now decide own class sizes

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - School districts in Georgia now have the opportunity to decide how large classes should be next year.

The move is meant to give all 180 school districts flexibility on how to spend their limited funding during the worst state financial crisis in decades.

WTOC spoke with superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy and he says while it will help other districts across the state, they aren't looking at raising class sizes in the Savannah-Chatham County School District.

"They should have to be worried because class sizes, were not planning to increase that you won't see a real difference," said Dr. Lockamy. "There may be one or two in the classroom but it shouldn't impact us at all."

Under the measure, each district must get approval from its local board before raising class sizes.

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