Hire a Fourth teacher for 1st Grade at Hatfield
I'm a concerned parent of a 1st Grader at Hatfield Elementary in the Laurel Highlands School District that is asking for your support to reduce the large classroom sizes for our 1st Graders. We need a fourth teacher for 1st Grade at Hatfield.
Currently, I believe the expected classroom sizes for the 2017-2018 school year for 1st Grade at Hatfield are 24-students, 24-students, and 25-students.
I am convinced 1st Grade sets an important foundation for reading, a skill that impacts a student's success in not only school but also life. One-on-One teacher/student time is needed to develop a strong understanding and passion for reading in these early years, especially 1st Grade.
While I know funding for public schools is stressed now more than ever, I feel that spending resources on a teacher that will specifically impact 73 students is worth it. This year is critical and will set the stage for their future educational success, and also for their life!
If you want smaller class sizes and specifically a fourth 1st-Grade Teacher hired at Hatfield Elementary in the Laurel Highlands School District, please sign this petition. Also, please forward to other Laurel Highlands School District Residents (parents, guardians, grandparents, and anyone else) that also support adding a fourth teacher to the 1st Grade at Hatfield.