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Fayette BoE gets permission to increase class sizes

It may not be needed, but if the economy does not turn around the Fayette County School System will be able to help deal with falling revenues that fund the school system by potentially increasing class sizes by up to five students per classroom. The class-size waiver was approved May 17 by the Fayette County Board of Education.

“We work really hard to establish class sizes that are around two students below the Ga. Dept. of Education class size maximum. Depending upon various issues, we are sometimes unable to meet that goal in all classes but we try hard,” said school system Human Resources Director Reanee Ellis.

The waiver would allow Fayette schools to exceed the state maximum class size by up to five students.

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