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Classes Merged Due to Lack of Teachers

According to Thorgerdur Didriksdóttir, head of the Reykjavík Teacher Association, some classes in the city’s elementary schools have been merged to cope with lack of teachers. Parents, teachers and city authorities have expressed their worries about the situation.

“It’s not because of professional reasons [that classes were merged],” Didriksdóttir told Bladid.

According to Audur Stefánsdóttir, the office manager of the elementary school division of Reykjavík City, there are no regulations about the maximum number of students in each class.

“I think employees in some schools are about to give up,” said Bergthóra Valsdóttir, managing director of SAMFOK, the union of parents associations and parents councils in Reykjavík elementary schools.

Principals in Reykjavík elementary schools requested employment advertisements for seven new teachers last weekend.

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