Dear Superintendent Thein:
As Fall 2010 parents of 2nd Grade students at Emmet D. Williams Elementary School, we are concerned about the planned full-time staffing shortfall for our children.
Currently, we understand that there will be 2 full time 2nd grade teachers, and another .6 FTE 2nd Grade teacher. The .6 teacher will be scheduled during core learning classes to reduce class size during those times. At all other times, the entire second grade will be covered by only 2 teachers, with student to teacher ratios as high as 45:1.
As parents, we believe such conditions in class size would be negligent to the educational needs of our children.
We have affixed our signatures to this electronic petition to ask for your support to help find .4 FTE in staffing resources within the Roseville Public School System, to help our children succeed during such a critical year of their education and development.
On behalf of all our children, thank you for considering our concern.