Wilton Schools Could have 30 students in its 1st Grade Classes

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Wilton Community Schools will consider the number of students it has in each of its first grade classes next year. The school board meets on Monday, July 14, 2014.

The school district will likely have classes of 30 and 31 students for each of its first grade classes in 2014-2015. The average class size in Iowa is just 20. Parents would like the district to hire another teacher for next year. They're afraid the quality of their child's education will drop with 30 students per class.

"There comes a point where our children's education, the risk of jeopardizing our future becomes more important than any of budget issues," parent Sara Shirk said on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Superintendent Joe Burnett says the district will hire another first grade teacher if they get to 65 students. Monday's school board meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Wilton High School.

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  • jrandl

    Every day you hear of more schools closing and merging with other schools and you wonder why schools are overcrowded You see what happened to the Mental Hospitals,they just closed them down and dumped the patients out in the street, The schools are headed in the same direction..They want your kids uneducated and doped up which makes them more obligated to the government, How could our schools be overcrowded ? If it wasn’t for the thousands of illegals our schools would be fine, Like they were when we went to school,. No such thing as an illegal then, or dope either. Our whole government has turned into the most corrupt government we will ever have,

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