SAN TAN LEARNING CENTER’S SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO CHANGE KINDERGARTEN CLASS SIZE FROM 25 TO 22 STUDENTS NEXT YEAR.
By Adam Lyons in : News // Jan 26 2011
Tuesday evening, January 24th at San Tan Learning Center’s monthly school board meeting the board voted unanimously to decrease the student capacity in kindergarten from 25 to 22 students per class in the 2011-2012 school year. While class sizes are increasing around the country, the school board made a strong statement. In this vote, they expressed the importance of a solid and balanced foundation young children need to get a good footing in their education.
“Unlike class sizes in Detroit maybe reaching up to 60 kids a class in 2013, my school has the ability to maintain and optimize class sizes for an ideal learning environment” said Kris Sippel, Principal of San Tan Learning Center.
This excitement is not only shared by the incoming kindergarten parents, but by the teachers who are teaching older grades because they will be able to work with students who received a better foundation at the start of their educational journey. San Tan continues to be committed to keeping the full day and half day kindergarten classes, tuition free. Anyone interested in finding out more about San Tan Learning Center is encouraged to attend the next open house on Friday morning, February 4, 2011 at 9:30am.
San Tan Learning Center is a public charter (tuition free) school that serves grades kindergarten through sixth grade. It is located on the northeast corner of Higley and Ray in Gilbert, Arizona. San Tan Learning Center, as a school community, will strive for excellence in academic and character education by fostering the curiosity, creativity and imagination born within us all.
For more information, contact Christine Accurso at (480) 222-0811.