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Columbia County schools hit record enrollment

...an increase of 143 students from last year. The school has had to increase the number of classes and hire four additional teachers than originally projected.With continued construction in the community surrounding the elementary school on Hereford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-12/columbia-county-schools-r
Columbia County schools resume classes

...load by reducing class sizes to at or below state mandates in core and foreign language classes.Brigdon said the additional teachers are making it easier for everyone by reducing the teacher-to-student ratio.Several years ago, the school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-05/columbia-county-schools-r
Columbia County school budget passes unanimously

...previous meeting and was scrutinized and tweaked leading up to Tuesday.The budget will allow schools to hire additional teachers and have smaller class sizes. In elementary school, the smaller class sizes will be seen in first grade, third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-10/columbia-county-school-budge
Rotten to the core

...What's all this going to cost participating states? By one estimate, the price of new books, new equipment and additional teacher training skyrockets over the first seven years into the billions of dollars ? likely more than states would get in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-23/rotten-core
Trustees approve takeover of boosters' books

...for the 2013-14 school year. With an expected student population increase of 400 to 500 students, nearly 15 additional teachers will be needed, Nagle said.The numbers of non-certified personnel ? which includes lunchroom staff and teachers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-03-12/trustees-approve-takeover
Legislators to try to override Haley vetoes

...Kenny Bingham said he will lead the charge on overriding the school vetoes, calling the $1.2 million veto for additional teachers at the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics especially short-sighted."It doesn't make any sense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-07-15/legislators-try-override-
Student enrollment higher than expected in Columbia County

...and a significant dip into the system's reserve fund, included a "contingency" fund set aside for hiring 10 additional teachers; instead, as many as 15 will be needed, Nagle said.The highest growth continues to be in the Grovetown area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-08-14/student-enrollment-higher
Richmond County school system considers raising class-size limits

...expected, Acting Superintendent James Whitson said Tuesday it would be wiser to increase class sizes rather than hire additional teachers, only to have to lay them off later because of funding cuts."We can do this now, or you're going to be looking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-03-13/richmond-county-school-sy
Richmond County school board approves larger class sizes

...enrollment, makes the increase necessary. Adding students to classes prevents the district from having to hire additional teachers, which money is not available for, he said."We're at the point where we don't have alternatives, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-03-20/richmond-county-school-bo
Pupil enrollment is short of projections

...Ridge Elementary School, Stallings Island Middle School and Lakeside High School. However, she said, only one additional teacher had been hired since the beginning of the school year, at Lakeside Middle School. She said growth was not factored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/04/met_471916.shtml
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