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Ontario school plan intended to modify elementary class sizes

Dalia Ontiveros reads to her first-grade class at May Roberts School. (FILE/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO - The Ontario School District decided on a major shift in its elementary schools to address concerns raised in recent surveys that identified class size as a key issue, officials said.

District leaders said they acted quickly to take advantage of an infusion of state money coming for the next school year.

But they say the plan could be dropped or delayed if the community opposes it. District officials say they’ll gauge community reaction from an online survey as well as a series of community meetings at elementary schools continuing this week.

Under the plan, the district would shift students in the same grade to a single school. An exception would be rural Cairo Elementary School, which would maintain . . .