Modest changes to class sizes in Ontario

CKTB NEWS | CLass sizes

The Ford Government says there will be no fundamental changes to average class sizes for the 2019-20 school year. 

Education Minister Stephen Lecce announcing modest changes to class sizes today.  

"I am determined to put our students first and listen to those we serve," said Minister Lecce. "Today I want to reassure students and their families that this September class sizes will remain effectively the same as last year."

Lecce says Ontario's class size regulation will see one additional student, funded on average, per class for students in grades 4 to 8.

An additional half student per class for students in grades 9 to 12 and no changes to class sizes for students in JK to grade 3. 

"From day one, I have made it clear that I was intent on listening to, and working with, our education sector partners," said Minister Lecce. "Our mission remains to land a deal in good faith, that puts our students first, so parents and educators can have the predictability they deserve."