Manchester teachers' work day to end before students board buses for home
Superintendent Debra Livingston told the school board Monday that she was hopeful that she and the principals could work out a plan to use paraprofessionals, which could require additional funding.
District administrators are estimating that 11 high school classes will have more than 30 students, while nearly 100 middle school classes will exceed the state standard.
The preliminary numbers were presented to the Board of School Committee Monday, as administrators busily prepare for the first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 4.
"I would ask this board to view this with some caution. There will be shifts in the numbers. We may see some classes drop and others rise ... At this point we don't know how many students have moved and not let us know. It is going to take a week or two for this to settle out."
In the high schools, Memorial has six classes over the limit and Central has five. West has none.
Mayor Ted Gatsas asked Livingston what kind of additional staffing she would need to bring the class sizes down. She replied that she would present a preliminary report during the first week of school.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Deroy Murdock: Hillary's Benghazi-Whitewater connection? - 1
- George Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war - 0
- Jonah Goldberg: Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State - 1
- Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding? - 7
- Charles Arlinghaus: NH's job problem needs more than one fix - 5
- Pat Buchanan: In Scotland, it's economic man vs. tribal man - 0
- Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable - 66
- Deroy Murdock: Stuff the Obama lunch tax - 2
- David Harsanyi: The senators who really threaten America - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom - 0
- Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming - 0
- NHMS chief Gappens is on board with the Chase changes - 0
- Another View -- Ben Rose: How NH's John Stark helped defeat the British at Saratoga - 0
- Celebrating Claremont: A 250th birthday party - 0
- Trashed lunches: Brownies, broccoli and bucks - 6
- Hampstead's Suess ready for Whelen Modified race - 0
- College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut - 0
- Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was a mistake - 11
Supporters eager for Hillary's return to NH
Manchester family heartbroken after finding lost kitten was adopted from shelter, family refuses to return it