Bill Information Edit
House Bill 82
Title: AN ACT relating to maximum class size.
Sponsor: Linda Belcher
Date Introduced: 5 January 2016
Final Resolution: Dead
What Does It Do? Edit
This legislation gives schools some wiggle room in conforming to maximum class size requirements. If passed HB 82 would allow schools 15 student instruction days before enforcing the maximum class size.
What Are the Politics? Edit
HB 82 allows for schools to adjust to beginning of the year challenges without having to worry about the maximum class size requirements. In some situations, it could be beneficial to have this sort of discretion to move students into an overcrowded class only temporarily.
Allowing schools to increase class sizes beyond the set maximum, even for a short period of time, could pose a serious threat to the learning process at the beginning of the year, perhaps the most critical time for students and teachers.
What Happened? Edit
House Bill did not pass. In fact, it never made it out of the House Education Committee.