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SC Board of Education considering doing away with class size limits

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A final approval for a proposal to permanently do away with limiting class size in South Carolina is set for November.

There has been a lot of discussion about the proposal and what exactly it means for students, teachers and administrators.

In South Carolina, there are regulations in place to control student to teacher ratios.

But State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais is trying to change that. Zais is proposing the State Board of Education do away with cap size requirements in classrooms.

He says that gives districts more flexibility to do what they see necessary in their schools. For example, if a handful of students show up in the middle of the year, a new teacher would not have to be hired to accommodate them.

Critics say this leads to overcrowding in schools. Superintendent Zais says that's not the case.

Zais says he believes our school system isn't one size fits all and that districts should permanently have those freedoms.

We may know more about the proposal's path to becoming permanent this upcoming month.

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