What happens to K-3 class sizes if we fail to raise enough funding to offset the cuts we are facing?
A: The latest studies clearly demonstrate the importance of excellent early education. LVUSD has always recognized that need and has worked harder to maintain smaller K-3 class sizes than any other school district in the region. Currently, our K-3 class size average is an impressive 22 students per teacher, but that may be increased to 24 or 25 to 1 in the coming year. By comparison, grades 4 and 5 average 30 students per teacher. However, with fewer and fewer dollars, these vital classes will need to be combined, resulting in more students per teacher. If we fail to raise enough money, we will see cumulatively more students in each class over the next four years.