North Allegheny approves elementary class size policy

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The North Allegheny School Board approved a policy Wednesday that sets limits on elementary class sizes.

According to the policy, the administration will set the number of sections according to how many students are enrolled 30 days before the first day of school.

No more than 24 students can be in kindergarten through second grade, 27 students in third grade and 29 students in fourth and fifth grades.

The administration would not be required to add sections if more students enroll later.

The policy, a campaign promise by three new board members, was approved by a 6-3 vote. Voting in favor were Libby Blackburn, Tara Fisher, Chris Jacobs, Kevin Mahler, Ralph Pagone and Scott Russell.

Voting against the policy were Joseph Greenberg, Maureen Grosheider and Thomas Schwartzmier.


Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com

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