Plans to ask the state for in the beyond allowable maximums were temporarily placed on hold Wednesday night.
Although the district advertised the matter as a public hearing, the agenda for the Board of Trustee meeting failed to list it as such.
"The board can’t take action on that item tonight. I’m sorry for that mistake," Superintendent Joseph Farley told the board.
Julie Hatchel, assistant superintendent of education services, called the mislabeled agenda an oversight.
The board was scheduled to hear an item that would have allowed the district to increase class sizes in kindergarten through third grade without facing financial penalties from the state.
Class sizes are already at the maximum level the state allows. So the district must ask for a waiver to increase class sizes.
Under the waiver, CUSD proposes to boost kindergarten classes on average from the current 31 students to 33, according to the application the district will send if the idea is approved by the board at its next meeting.
Class sizes in grades one to three would increase, on average, from 30 to 33.
Despite the agenda snafu, two parents decided to speak out just the same, addressing the trustees during the public comments portion of the evening.
"Sometimes it feels that the students don’t matter," parent Anna Swartz said.
Swartz said current actions the board has taken -- including -- have contributed to fiscal woes across the state.
She recommended CUSD salaries be decreased across the board, just as her friends in the private sector have seen their pay reduced, some as much by two-thirds, she said.
"It seems to be the same people sacrificing, and it is the children," Swartz said.
Parent Julie Collier, who is aligned with with Parents Advocate League, spoke out against class-size increases and furlough days.
"The last people who should be feeling this budget crunch is children," Collier said. "Go back and find alternative ways to balance the budget that don’t negatively affect the student’s learning."