ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- When there are more than 18 students in a classroom at Ketterlinus Elementary in St. Augustine, two teachers will team up in the room.
State guidelines allow 18 students per teacher in elementary schools, 22 in middle schools.
St. Johns Superintendent Joseph Joyner says the constant balancing act from those hard class size caps has been a burden on school districts.
"All of the decisions and I would call those unintended consequences, have not been necessarily good for kids. So our first objection is on an instructional, student level," said Joyner.
He says he would welcome new flexibility offered by Amendment 8, which is on the ballot November 2nd.
"I think smaller classes are good but I don't think teachers like children moved out of their classroom after they've formed relationships," said Joyner.