Two kindergarten, one second grade, six third grade and four fourth grade classes across the district each have 23 students in class, exceeding TEA recommendations in prekindergarten through fourth grade, according to LISD documents.
This is a decrease from last year, when the district applied for 121 state waivers as a result of virtual classes offered due to COVID-19, according to district documents. For the 2019-20 school year, the district had 29 class-size waivers.
School board members commented on the waiver requests at their Oct. 5 work session. Several said they were glad to see the number of waivers needed was low despite the district's staffing shortages related to COVID-19 this year.