PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – There is a controversy brewing in Douglas County schools about class sizes, and some students are taking matters into their own hands.
The students have created a group called Students Making A Reliable Tomorrow, or SMART. They want to sit down with the school board to talk about making sure class sizes don’t continue to get bigger.READ MORE: Victims Identified In Colorado Springs Mass Shooting At Birthday Party
CBS4 talked with one of the organizers about the controversy.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rush On Wedding Planning Due To New Engagements, 2020 Postponements
“Within the last couple years we’ve just seen our class sizes grow and our teachers are getting exhausted and we wanted to do something to make sure students have a voice in our district,” student Olivia Krishner said. “We would just like to maintain the teachers that we have. We’re concerned that they’re going to be cutting teachers in the future.”MORE NEWS: Educator Maggie Stastny Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison After Having Sex With Inmate At Juvenile Detention Center
The group already has almost 200 “likes” on their Facebook page. They’re encouraging more students to go to the board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sierra Middle School in Parker to share their concerns about class size.