Class size raises concern from Decorah teachers

By Roz Weis,

Decorah Community School District (DCSD) board members heard a plea from kindergarten teachers concerned about large class sizes on Monday night at the monthly school board meeting.

The kindergarten educators presented a letter to the board requesting an additional classroom be added for the 2023-24 academic year.

According to the local kindergarten staffers, “Twenty-three kindergarten students in a room is a lot … We worry about having enough physical space in the room, on the carpet and even at tables. The educational experience these students will receive will be vastly different from previous years when there were closer to 18-20 kids in a class.”

The letter continued to explain the wide range of needs, both social and academic, for the young students.

Complete article is available in the August 17 Public Opinion Newspaper.

". . . deserve a learning experience that is able to meet their developmental needs.”

– Concluded a letter signed by DCSD kindergarten educators

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