School Facilities Commission

This year, WEA is gearing up to tell the Wyoming legislature that cuts to public education in any form will hurt students and threaten Wyoming’s constitutional promise of an adequate and equitable public education for all. Right now, the School Facilities Commission, appointed by Governor Mead, has proposed changes to rules which will force school districts to increase class sizes in kindergarten – third grade from 16 students per classroom to 25 students per classroom. Wyoming schools must be allowed to maintain class sizes that enable teachers to connect one-on-one with each student. Tell the School Facilities Commission that you are against this rule change.

To: School Facilities Commission
From: [Your Name]

I am concerned about your plan to increase the classroom capacity calculation to 25:1 in grades K-3, effectively increasing the student-teacher ratio from 16:1 to 25:1. Increased class sizes makes reaching each student and connecting one-on-one difficult for teachers, and negatively impacts the quality of education delivered to our students. Please refrain from making this rule change and continue to provide students with the quality school buildings and class sizes they deserve.