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Student to teacher ratios 'unbalanced'

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By The Staff

By JUDY UNDERWOOD

Morgan County News Editor

School board member Randy Harlan believes the board should be taking a look at student to teacher ratios as it attempts to adjust its budget.

During last week’s meeting the Board delayed any consideration on the student to teacher ratios until its next workshop which will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30.

Harlan said he believes classroom sizes need to be adjusted in some of the schools. He points to a breakdown of projected student enrollment for 2008-09 as proof.

“But we don’t seem to want to talk about the class sizes,” Harlan said. He added that it appears to him that some teaching positions could be eliminated or shifted to other schools.

Pre-K T S A

Petros-Joyner 1 20 20

Coalfield 1 20 20

Central Ele. 3 55 18.3

Oakdale 1 20 20

Sunbright 1 20 20

Kindergarten T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 26 13

Coalfield 2 44 22

Central Ele. 6 100 16.6

Oakdale 3 53 14.3

Sunbright 3 44 14.6

First Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 25 12.5

Coalfield 2 42 21

Central Ele. 6 110 18.3

Oakdale 2 44 22

Sunbright 3 42 14

Second Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 29 14.5

Coalfield 2 29 14.5

Central Ele. 6 105 17.5

Oakdale 2 46 23

Sunbright 2 39 19.5

Third Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 28 14

Coalfield 2 21 10.5

Central Ele. 5 101 20.2

Oakdale 3 56 18.6

Sunbright 2 45 22.5

Fourth Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 31 15.5

Coalfield 2 31 15.5

Central Ele. 5 115 23.0

Oakdale 2 52 26.0

Sunbright 2 46 23.0

Fifth Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 1 23 23

Coalfield 2 35 17.5

Central Ele. 4 114 28.5

Oakdale 2 44 22

Sunbright 2 52 26

Sixth Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 1 23 23

Coalfield 2 34 17

Central Mid. 5 91 18.2

Oakdale 2 43 21.5

Sunbright 2 47 23.5

Seventh Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 33 16.5

Coalfield 2 24 12

Central Mid. 4 110 27.5

Oakdale 2 42 21.0

Sunbright 2 52 26

Eighth Grade T S A

Petros-Joyner 2 32 16

Coalfield 2 34 17

Central Mid. 4 121 30.25

Oakdale 2 45 22.5

Sunbright 2 42 21

T= Number of Teachers

S= Number of Students

A = Average Number Students/Teacher