A little background: the cap in grades K-3 is 24:1. Currently, all kindergarten classes at my site are bursting at the seams with 28-29 kiddos. Additionally, all first grade classes are sitting comfortably at 14-15 children. Not for long, though. We've been given direction from the district office that we will create a K/1 combo class. All first grade classes will be at 24 students and the kinder classes will also go back down to 24 students. The remaining students will be placed in the combo class. This is not going to go over well with parents. Sigh.