Yucaipa-Calimesa School District
United States of America

Studies done by California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Education consistently identified a positive relationship between reduced class size and improved student performance. Results from the Tennessee Project STAR (Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio) study have continually demonstrated that reducing class sizes in grades K-3 to 13-17 students substantially increases children's reading and mathematics scores. Our School District is proposing to increase these classes to 30-1.

We, the undersigned, are concerned residents who urge our School District to protect Class Size Reduction. The parents and community groups believe Class Size Reduction is crucial, and must be protected.

Eliminating Class Size Reduction will unquestionably condemn our students to classroom overcrowding and reduce academic achievement.

Understanding the financial crises Yucaipa-Calimesa School District faces, we realize that a number of cuts will have various affects on our children, however eliminating the Class Size Reduction in 3rd grade and implementing Option II Class Size Reduction at Kindergarten will prove problematic, and not supported by the undersigned.

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The Protect Class Size Reduction petition to Yucaipa-Calimesa School District was written by Lori O'Connor and is in the category Education at GoPetition.