By Kamloops This Week
With final enrolment established, the Kamloops-Thompson school district can now report average class sizes in 43 schools.
A report going to the board of education on Monday, Nov. 17, states kindergarten classes have an average of 19.1 students; classes in grades 1 to 3 have an average of 21.4 students; classes in grades 4 to 7 have an average of 25.7 students; and classes in grades 8 to 12 have an average of 23 students.
Seventeen secondary classes have more than 30 students. Ten are music/band or physical-education classes.
Seven academic classes also have more than 30 students, including two Grade 8 science classes (with 31 students each), a Grade 9 French class (32 students), a Grade 9 socials class (31 students), a Grade 10 science class 32 students), a Grade 11 English class (32 students) and a Grade 11 pre-calculus class (33 students).
Provincial guidelines set class sizes of 22 for kindergarten, 24 for grades 1 to 3 and 30 for grades 4 to 12.
In exceptional circumstances, those grades can have classes larger than 30 and teachers are paid more.
The only schools not included in the report are the online KOOL school and Twin Rivers Education Centre.