Fewer classes over 30 in Langley School District

Principals have worked to get the number of classes with more than 30 students down to five in the school district.

It seems Bill 22 legislation to keep class sizes under 30 students is working in Langley.

Assistant superintendent Claire Guy provided a “good news report” to the board of education on class sizes this year at the Tuesday night meeting.

“In all of Langley, we only had five classes over 30 students this year,” said Guy. “We had 13 last year, so thank you to the principals for their hard work to organize classrooms.”

As part of the province’s Bill 22 legislation, teachers are compensated financially for classes that have more than 30 students.

Last year, the district paid out $6,700 to teachers. This year, it will only be $3,000, said Guy.

“Numbers in classrooms matter, so my thanks to all who worked hard on this,” said school board chair Wendy Johnson.

Johnson is a former Langley principal.

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