The Iowa City school board Tuesday night adopted a new policy seeking to limit class sizes.
The board unanimously approved the final two readings of a guideline for the superintendent that sets what it calls “aspirational goals” for class sizes. As that term implies, there are building and financial limitations that could prevent all classes from meeting the policy.
It calls for no more than 24 students in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms, 28 students for grades three through six, 30 students for the junior high schools and 32 for the high schools.
Some parents and educators have said having too many kids in a classroom can impair learning.