A survey released Monday by the New Rochelle School District, which found that preserving class size is the community’s No. 1 school-related priority, reflects concerns of parents throughout lower Westchester.
The survey, part of the district’s 2012-13 budget-setting process, found about 57% of respondents believe keeping class size in check is a critical component of maintaining school quality. About 56% of them believe preserving AP and honors classes is essential; about 47% said having up-to-date technology is a top priority.
Class size will surely be an issue in the Mamaroneck School District’s budget-setting process as well. Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps is scheduled to present his 2012-13 budget proposal on March 20.