Despite increased class ratios to cut costs, student increase will require schools to add teachers next year.
By Todd Martin
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 3:00 am (Updated: March 6, 3:03 am)
The budget changes made by Shelby County Public Schools in February won’t have nearly as much sting on staff as it appeared.
Before the number of students was adjusted for growth, the district predicted changes to the student-teacher ratio would decrease the number of teachers in the district by 3.
But because of the projected increase to 6,846 students next year, 140 more than this year, the district’s staff will continue to grow with its enrollment.
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