Hillsborough's Board of Education addressed class sizes for second graders at Woodfern Elementary School during its Monday meeting.
Many parents of Woodfern Elementary School students lined up to speak to the board when the Q-and-A section opened to speak on this issue.
The parents agreed that the education received for grades K-3 is critical and that the board should cap the class size at 22. One parent claimed that the class sizes jumped from 18 students to 24 students.
Another parent said that, when it comes to educating children, the budget shouldn't be an issue.
After listening, Board President Jorden Schiff responded that state aid hasn’t increased in three years. The board members agreed to discuss the issue further around the budget cycle, when they have a sense of how much they will have to spend.
Other topics discussed during the meeting were motions to approve submission of the district bilingual/ ESL three-year program plan for the school years 2014-2017. The program would be implemented in all schools.
The board was happy to introduce a newly hired Director of special services, Kathryn Warlick. Warlick will be replacing Leonore Johnston, who retired.