Add a 3rd class for SDS 1st grade 2016-17
For 2016/17 school year, there is once again only 2 classes for our kids, SDS 1 st grade 2016-17 (current Kindergarten year). One class has 21 and the other 22. 22 is the maximum before an aide must be put in for 19.5 hours per week! Hanover recognizes the need for lower teacher student ratio for early years yet out kids are at maximum AND highest in district.
Hanover policy is
Desirable range for K-3 grades is 18- 22 students
Desirable range for 4-5 grades is 21-25 students
Let's come together as parents and go to BOE on 5/17 and voice our concern for a 3rd class. Salem's first grade will have the highest student teacher ratio out of all k-5 grades in all three elementary schools!!!!!!
We the parents are asking our children receive the same level of excellence as other grades in SDS and our other elementary schools in town!
We request a 3rd section to be added to provide a low student teacher ratio during this foundation years of their academic development!