BILL NO. 120
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Private Member's Bill
The Honourable Karen Casey
First Reading: November 6, 2012
This Bill restricts class sizes for grades primary to two to 20 students, and for grade three to 25 students. It allows a class in grades primary to two to exceed 20 students, but not 25 students, if the Minister so orders and if an additional non-teaching adult support person is assigned to that class. It also requires that the Minister ensure that each school board receive sufficient funding so that the class size restrictions do not impair the delivery of the public school program.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 64D the following Section:
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a school board determines that it is necessary for a class to exceed the size limit required by subsection (1), the school board may request and the Minister may order that subsection (1) does not apply to that class for the remainder of the school academic year.
(5) Subject to subsection (6), the Minister shall ensure that each school board receives sufficient funding so that the size limits required by this Section do not impair the delivery of the school program.
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