SCUSD to lower kindergarten, grades 1-3 class sizes next fall

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Sacramento City Unified School District is rolling back kindergarten and grades 1-3 class sizes next fall to 24 students per teacher.

Currently, SCUSD’s K-3 classes range from 28 students to 32 students per teacher.

“Class size matters in education, especially with young learners who are just beginning to build their academic skills,” said Superintendent José L. Banda. “Because it matters, our staff and families have made smaller classes a top priority. We heard their feedback and are thrilled to make this very positive change for our community.”

The state has made a K-3 class size limit of 24 a goal for all public districts in California through provisions in the Local Control Funding Formula. By moving to a 24-to-1 ratio for next fall, SCUSD is fully implementing class size reduction ahead of the state’s schedule.

“Lowering class sizes is the right thing to do,” Superintendent Banda said.  “I am very excited about next year and the opportunity to provide more individualized instruction to our youngest students.”