Jordan District Won't Cut Class Sizes

Jordan District Won't Cut Class Sizes


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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- The state's largest school district has decided not to cut class sizes -- saying it's too expensive.

Jordon District deputy superintendent Burke Jolley said it would cost six (M)million dollars to reduce class sizes by one student.

Jolley said the district would love to cut classes if they could but there's no money for it.

Yesterday, the Jordan Board of Education examined a draft of budget requests and recommendations, including class sizes.

The board will continue budget talks, which includes a decision on pay raises for teachers and other employees. A vote on that decision is expected June 14th.

Other recommendations included a request to open four new schools, fund workers to handle technology problems and funds to keep their current school officers or maybe even add more.

The school board oversees a half (B)billion dollar budget.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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