Ask 2: How many students will there be in each classroom when class begins this upcoming school year?

Classroom (Pixabay)

At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

The question: How many students will there be in each classroom when schools reopen this upcoming school year?

The answer: It depends.

As Houston-area school districts prepare for a school year shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve released varying amounts of information on their 2020-2021 school year plans. Some school districts have stated class sizes may vary from campus to campus, depending on each classroom’s square footage while other districts have said classrooms will be reconfigured to ensure social distancing among students and teachers.

Here’s what several area school districts have announced so far about what class sizes might look like this upcoming school year.

Spring Independent School District

With classes beginning on Aug. 17, Spring Independent school District has announced it would reduce class sizes at all its campuses to ensure social distancing. The district has not specified a specific student count per classroom, however it did detail in its planning measures that the district will limit one student to a seat on its busses to ensure strict social distancing. 

Click here for more information on the district’s reopening plan.

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