Teachers and students in Salem-Keizer schools have six fewer days of class time this school year.
Classes also swelled to their highest levels in at least four years. The average elementary classroom holds 30 or more students who compete for their teacher’s attention.
Next year could be the same or worse as the district deals with a possible $30 million shortfall, which is $10 million higher than this year.
It’s difficult to imagine increasing class sizes further or adding more furlough days next year, principals said.