Good News for Local Schools?
Published March 7th, 2007
Reducing class size, rewarding the top teachers and hiring more reading coaches top the governor's plan.Â School administrators applaud the idea, as long as money is given to fund Crist's proposals.
Right now Bronson Elementary Reading Coach Michael Homan works with each of the school's fifty teachers. Under the governor's new plan, the ratio would be one in twenty. That has Homan excited about the possibility. "
We'd be able to help teachers more," says Homan. "We would be in the classroom more, because it's hard when i have 50 teachers. I can't see every teacher every day, it's very difficult and they need a lot of support."
Levy County schools says hiring new teachers won't come cheap to meet the class size amendment. An estimated 13 new teachers will be needed by the Fall 2008--an estimated annual cost of 650,000 dollars.
By Dan Breitwieser, WCJB TV 20 News
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