Jefferson Co. Public Schools wants to raise class size

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jefferson County Public Schools is planning to increase the maximum number of students allowed in many of its classes, saying the move will free up certified teachers to be redeployed to schools or programs that JCPS thinks needs more support.

Media outlets report the proposal, which was discussed Monday during a draft budget work session with the Jefferson County Board of Education, could potentially shift approximately 280 teachers and mean more students in fourth through 12th grade classrooms.

Superintendent Donna Hargens says the plan is not a cost-saving measure, but a way to free up money to use toward initiatives that JCPS has identified as priorities, like putting more teachers in low-performing schools.

The 2016-17 draft budget will be up for school board approval on Jan. 24.

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