Tony Thurmond: Classrooms Could Be Cut Down to 10-15 Kids

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond says classes will need to be limited to about 10-15 students to prevent the spread of coronavirus after schools reopen. That’s in line with new guidelines for schools released by the state last week, which call for 6 feet of separation between students in class.

In addition, more school buses will likely be needed to reduce the amount of students riding on one bus at any given time. 

The average K-6 class size in California was 21.87-27.25 in 2017-2018. 



Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 04:22

A decline in COVID-19 transmission rates means schools across the state are getting the green light to reopen. But in neighborhoods where rates of infection remain high, that isn’t an option.