SC Board of Education considering doing away with class limits - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

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.

Copyright 2013 WCSC. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:44:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:35:37 GMT
    Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his...

    More >>

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

    More >>
  • Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

    Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:32:11 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:30:36 GMT
    A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. (Source: Jordan Smith/ Raycom Media)A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges. (Source: Jordan Smith/ Raycom Media)

    Police in Louisiana say a woman is accused of break-in, eating homeowner's Cheetos while taking a bath.

    More >>

    Police in Louisiana say a woman is accused of break-in, eating homeowner's Cheetos while taking a bath.

    More >>
  • Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-21 10:54:10 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:28:57 GMT
    (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

    More >>

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly