(Carson) Riverside Superintendent of Schools Jim Sutton is inviting school district patrons to a special meeting at 7:30 p.m., February 11, at the Carson Community Building. Sutton says the reason for the meeting is to discuss the growing student population in the elementary grades.
“For the last several years we have had classes that have been getting a little bigger and right on the edge of having two large classes or three smaller classes,” stated Sutton.
Sutton says the school board agrees that smaller classes are definitely to the school districts advantage. The current second grade class has 56-students and Sutton says it is a section that needs to be divided into three.
“As far as the learning environment is concerned we would like to keep the class size somewhere under the 20:1 ratio,” Sutton said. “So for the last several years we have been moving our grade levels to three sections opposed to two.”
He says the preschool enrollment doesn’t seem to be slowing down much so the district is faced with a decision. The four options include; moving 4th grade to Riverside's Middle School, moving 4th grade to the middle school and 8th to the high school, or moving 4th to the middle school and grades 7 and 8 to the high school.
Again, that meeting starts at 7:30, Feb. 11 at the Carson Community Building.
February 5, 9:00 a.m.