School’s back, with gradual return to smaller classes
María Martínez peeks into her kindergarten classroom Wednesday morning at César Chávez Elementary School. She and her classmates — some eager and some reluctant — were greeted by their teacher, Señora Águeda Gutiérrez. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Parents have been asking the Davis school board for a return to smaller class sizes for several years. They got their wish on Wednesday, particularly in the primary grades, as the 2014-15 academic year got under way.
"I am happy to report that we are on track to meet our goal of class size reduction," Superintendent Winfred Roberson told The Enterprise. "This year there is a 25-to-1 ratio in grades K-3, and 29-to-1 in grades 4-6. Our goal is to see a K-3 24-to-1 ratio by next school year.”
Roberson said he was "delighted" to welcome the about 8,600 new and returning students to the Davis schools. If those numbers hold up ... Continue Reading