A number of classes at Algonquin this year are more crowded than they were last year. The Metrowest Daily News reports that at last week’s school committee meeting, Superintendent Charles Gobron said 28 classes have 25 or more students this year, as opposed to seven in 2008.
Classes are bigger because state aid was reduced by over $270,000. The school made up for much of the shortfall by not replacing an unusual number of teachers who retired or reduced their hours. Gobron said the staff shifts meant the school did not have to resort to teacher layoffs.
You can read more details in the Metrowest Daily News.