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LIMITS ON CLASS SIZE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Directs Legislature, by beginning of2012 school year, to ensure number of public school students per class does not exceed fifteen in kindergarten through third grade, twenty in grades four through eight, and twenty-five in grades nine through twelve. Requires Legislature, beginning with 2005- 2006 school year, to provide for a reduction of average class size by at least two students per year until class size requirements are met. Provides that the costs associated with these class size reductions shall be state, not local school district, responsibility. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have the following major fiscal impacts: State operating costs (including teacher costs and support) of more than $1.5 billion in 2005-06, growing to about $7 billion annually by 2011-12. One-time state school facility costs of about $15 billion.
Peter Mathews, Californians for Smaller Class Size, K-12, PO Box 21314, Long Beach, CA 90801, (562) 433-9242
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LIMITS ON CLASS SIZE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1000 (2003).