El Pais reports that the Spanish government is working with the country’s regions to establish a maximum limit of students in each classroom for the upcoming school year, in order to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmissions. The likely limit for each class will be 15.
“Currently, some regions – which have devolved powers when it comes to education – allow for as many as 28 children in primary years, and 40 in high schools. The Education Ministry and the regional governments consider splitting current classes up as unfeasible: there will be no funds for more teachers or to sufficiently increase the size of schools”, adds the report.
The likely solution will be a system whereby a student comes to class in shifts, either broken up by morning and afternoon, or on alternate days or weeks, studying from home the rest of the time.
Via El Pais