The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 3, 1999


Local schools to receive funds to reduce class sizes

The Carlisle School will receive $5,088 and the Concord-Carlisle High School will receive $9,796 in new federal funding next year, according to U.S. Representative Marty Meehan. These funds are part of $3 million in funding appropriated for towns in the MetroWest and Merrimack Valley regions for new teachers to reduce class sizes.

The Class Size Reduction Initiative, proposed by President Clinton and implemented by Congress last year, is designed to help schools across the country hire well-prepared teachers to reduce the average class size in the early grades to 18 students. Congressman Meehan said, "We all know that, in order for students to learn and compete in the global economy, our schools must be well-equipped and up-to-date and they must be able to accommodate smaller class sizes. Until then, our work to support education reform is not finished."

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito