Florida school breaks class-size law on purpose

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

While the official state report is not yet available, district estimates on Friday show that the impact of breaking Florida's Class Size Reduction Amendment varies between schools and classes.

Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High has one class out of compliance, but Williams Elementary in Rockledge has eight over the limit, according to the district count. And, then, there were schools like Viera High, which is in compliance in every class.

The school district will have to pay a fine to the state. But the amount will be far less than what the school district would have had to pay to hire the extra teachers needed to comply with the caps.

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