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Bigger class size bill advances

POSTED: March 11, 2010 1:12 p.m.
ATLANTA - A bill giving Georgia school districts more flexibility amid the state's fiscal crisis has passed a key committee.

The legislation allows districts to increase class size by one student in kindergarten through fifth-grade and by two students in sixth-grade through high school through 2013. It also lifts state controls on how schools spend their funding - such as how much is spent on libraries or transportation.

It passed the House Education Committee on Thursday.

Rep. Tommy Benton, a Republican from Jefferson who sponsored the bill, said he wants schools to have greater freedom as lawmakers prepare to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from education spending.


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