Manitoba’s NDP will reduce class sizes for children in kindergarten to Grade 3 within five years if re-elected.
Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement Friday, saying a maximum of 20 students per class would create more individual attention from teachers in students’ first years of learning.
The move would create approximately 240 new teaching positions and cost $20 million annually, with an $85 million investment to expand schools.
“This is great news for students and parents,” said Judith Cameron, president of the Manitoba Association of Parent Councils. “Smaller class sizes will give teachers more time to dedicate to each student.”