Smaller Class Sizes Needed in District 204 Naperville

Smaller Class Sizes Needed in District 204 Naperville

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Peter and Melissa Chung started this petition to District 204 Families

Since 2015, the parents of 5th grade students at Kendall Elementary have voiced their concerns to staff and administration about the unacceptable student: teacher ratios at our school.  This year, the 5th grade classes have a starting class size of 31 students.  This number is well above the national average.  According to the 2017-2018 Illinois report card, the average size of 5th grade classes is 21 students.  So why, in a district consistently regarded as one of the "best in the state", are our students expected to thrive in overfilled classrooms?  How are we expecting teachers to succeed under such conditions?  The data clearly shows the benefits of smaller class sizes from a student perspective.  It is also clear that teachers flourish under better working conditions.  With a smaller class size, teachers can give each student the attention and help they deserve.  5th grade students (like most kids) come with a host of educational, emotional, behavioral and medical needs.  5th grade is an extremely important time for adolescents.  It is a time of change and growth.  So, as parents and residents of Naperville, it is critical that we fight to give our kids (and teachers) the resources they need to ensure our children’s future academic success.    Please join us in fighting for the rights of every current or future district 204 student!  These unacceptable student: teacher ratios will inevitably affect us all. 

Peter and Melissa Chung, Denise and Lukasz Majewski, Jamie and Karen Darling

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