FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward School Board will meet Tuesday to discuss and finalize its compliance plan to reduce class size and the school district has to act fast if it wants to save some money.
Currently, the district has been fined $5.6 million for not meeting the state mandated class-size requirements. However, the district can reduce the fine to $1.3 million if it submits a plan to reduce the number of kids in core classes by end of the month.
Broward School Board members are set to hammer out the details Tuesday.
Reduction plans include making teachers teach more hours, putting different grades in one classroom and increasing enrollment in Advance Placement courses. Students are also encouraged to take online classes.
Some board members are concerned though that too many kids are being signed up for already over-enrolled AP courses.
The state caps class sizes for core subject areas to 18 students from pre-K to third grade, 22 students from fourth to eighth grade and 25 students at the high school level, but AP courses are exempt from these rules.