Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

CC/E board discusses small class sizes

Administrators gathering info about combining rooms

Ongoing discussion about combining certain grade levels into one classroom topped discussion Nov. 30 at the Clay Central/Everly school board meeting.

School officials have been studying operations at Stratford Elementary, which faces small enrollment numbers like CC/E. According to discussion, Stratford routinely combines certain grade levels into one classroom to give students more opportunities to collaborate and build relationships.

CC/E, which currently has 51 students in grades K-6, has been mulling doing the same.

"Some people see it as daunting; I see it as an opportunity for us," said...