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SJR 2 - Classroom Size Limitation Amendments - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY SIXTY PERCENT OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (77-41) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (26-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Classroom Size Limitation Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that amends classroom size requirements for public schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

Highlights:
-Amends the classroom size limitation for students in prekindergarten through grade 3 as follows (Sec.1):
    -Existing law: maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 18; and -New law: the average number of students per classroom shall not exceed 18, and the maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 21.
-Amends the classroom size limitation for students in grades 4 through 8 as follows (Sec. 1):
    -Existing law: maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 22; and -New law: the average number of students per classroom shall not exceed 22, and the maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 27.
-Amends the classroom size limitation for students in grades 9 through 12 as follows (Sec. 1):
    -Existing law: maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 25; and -New law: the average number of students per classroom shall not exceed 25, and the maximum number of students per classroom shall not exceed 30.
-Expands the exemption from classroom size limitations to include virtual classes (Sec. 1). -Sen. Nan Rich, listed as not voting, voted "Nay" after the roll call.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classroom Size Limitation Amendments

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