TAMAROA, IL (KFVS)- Three grade level, one class.
That's the idea behind the multi-aged classroom being integrated into one Perry County, Illinois school.
Starting next year, Tamaroa Grade School will place first-second and third grade students into a single classroom.
It's a move the school decided to make because of recent budget cuts totaling $70,000.
And it works like this-there will be a single classroom with 30 or more students and two teachers.
Superintendent Bob Trover says testing will be done so that students are grouped with other students by ability-not age.
Students will be taught science-social studies and language together.
Math and reading will be taught according to age.
School board president-Jennifer Alvis says this technique is beneficial for students, both who need the extra help and who excel in the classroom.