Manitoba Takes Aim at Reducing Class Sizes

School BooksThe Manitoba government has committed an additional $3 million in funding to create smaller class sizes for students across the province.

Education Minister James Allum made the announcement Friday to reduce class sizes for students in kindergarten to Grade 3.

“More one-on-one time with teachers during the critical early years lays a strong foundation for student success and this investment will allow school divisions to hire at least 50 more full-time teachers,” Allum said.

The new funding will target school divisions that have some of the largest classes and bring total provincial funding for the smaller classes initiative to $10 million in 2014-15.

— Staff