The North Carolina General Assembly will vote next week on a revised bill to provide funding to cover the cost of reduced class sizes in K-3 classes in public schools.

The bill would phase in reductions in the student to teacher ratios over the next three school years, and provides $250-million a year to help with space requirements and additional teacher salaries.

The Watauga Democrat reports that the state passed class size reductions in its 2016 budget, but school administrators and officials said that without additional funding, the change would lead to reductions or eliminations of classes for non-core studies such as arts and physical education.

The bill up for vote Tuesday would also reduce the Pre-K waiting list by 3,000 spots and create a separate “program enhancement allotment” for K-5 teachers, designed to become independent of regular school funds by 2021.