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Please do not exceed the recommended class size in our Cape Elizabeth School District for the 2015-2016 school year. Please do not put our children's education at risk.

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2 teachers will be cut according to the proposed 2015-2016 School Budget.

This will put many class rooms at maximum capacity or ABOVE.

Excerpts from our School Board Class Size Policy:

"The Cape Elizabeth School Board recognizes that a relationship exists between class size and pupil achievement.

Class size/student loads that rise above acceptable levels put at risk both educational quality and the School Department's ability to attract and retain the best possible teachers for Cape Elizabeth's young people. The board seeks to balance this interest with the cost of the education of our students.

Keeping these variables in mind, the following recommendations shall serve as the general guide for class sizes K-12:"

Recommended Class Size
Kindergarten    :   18
Grade    1 - 2    :   20
Grades  3 - 12  :  22

(Link attached to view the entire Cape Elizabeth School Board "CLASS SIZE" policy: http://www.cape.k12.me.us/policies/I/policies/iib_class_size.html )



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