By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

CC/E board discusses options for small class sizes

Supe suggests investigating combined classrooms


October 5, 2023

The number of students at Clay Central/Everly Elementary gained the attention of school board members during their regular meeting Sept. 27.

Superintendent Kevin Wood in August reported that 50 students were in grades K-6 at CC/E. He also noted that the kindergarten, second and third grade classes all had five students apiece.

In the face of such low numbers, Wood last week suggested the board start exploring options like combining classes into multi-age rooms. For example, kindergartners could be combined with first graders, second graders with third graders, and so on.

"What that would look...

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