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.

CBS4 talked with one of the organizers about the controversy.

“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.”

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.

  1. Emily Robinson says:

    I agree that it stinks when the class sizes are getting bigger; however, if there is no money there is nothing that can be done about it. Which would they rather have: pay outrageous sums of money just to go to public school OR have larger class sizes. If they want something to be done, they should have tried to convince people to vote for the education bonds. I guess it’s just a matter of deciding which is the lesser of the two evils.

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