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For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2020
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
Board Requests Class-Size Waivers for Two Schools
Madison Elementary, Summerfield Elementary qualify for waivers
Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education voted Tuesday to submit requests to the state for class-size waivers on behalf of Madison Elementary and Summerfield Elementary. The schools qualify for the waivers because student enrollment grew by more than 2% since the beginning of the school year.
North Carolina General Statute 115C-301<www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_115c/GS_115C-301.pdf> sets a maximum class size for grades K-3. There is one student enrolled beyond the 23-student enrollment maximum in first grade at Madison Elementary and there are two students enrolled beyond the 23-student enrollment maximum in kindergarten at Summerfield Elementary.
Because both schools exceed the 2% unanticipated student enrollment increase required by the state, they qualify for class-size waivers. All other K-3 classroom sizes are in compliance with state requirements.
Staff will now submit the documents to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for approval.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 125 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<www.gcsnc.com>.
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