Failed Levies, Cuts Cause Concern About Larger Classroom Sizes

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.

A down economy certainly has a ripple effect on state schools. Levies aren't passing, schools have to close buildings they can't afford, and teachers aren't being hired. It all leads to overcrowded classrooms, but the Buckeye Valley Local School District is addressing the issue head on.

Voters in the district turned down a combined income tax and bond issue last week, resulting in the closure of one of the district's elementary schools.

Parents said they are worried about what it means for their kids.

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