Lewisville ISD to apply for 13 state waivers for larger classes

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The number of waivers needed has decreased since last year when the district requested 121 waivers as a result of virtual learning. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The number of waivers needed has decreased since last year when the district requested 121 waivers as a result of virtual learning. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Lewisville ISD will apply for class-size waivers this school year for 13 classes that exceed the Texas Education Agency’s recommended 22 students per class.

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.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.


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