The state board of education has waived all class size rules for the coming year.
The Newton County School board has voted to keep class sizes as low as possible and has given Superintendent Gary Mathews authorization to move staff around during the first month of school in order to place teachers where the students are.
We applaud both of these decisions. We think a class size that allows teachers as much one on one time with their students is the positive way to go; a smaller class also leads to a better disciplined class and allows the teacher to control the pace of the education process.
We think the decision to allow the superintendent to move teachers where they are needed was wise and a necessary move. It makes great practical sense.
We have been pleased, and we are sure our readers have been pleased, by some of the recent decisions coming down the pipe involving our school children and their future education.