STUDENT ASSIGNMENT REPORT SHOWS ENROLLMENT DECLINE
The Board of Education received an update regarding student enrollment and class sizes at its Oct. 11 meeting from Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Barbini. As of Sept. 29, District 15 has a total of 12,454 students enrolled in grades PreK-8, down about 85 students from the 2016-17 school year.
This enrollment data helps the administration dedicate classroom teacher resources appropriately through class size targets established by the board, as well as through statutory requirements for special education and English Language Learner (ELL) services.
On average, class sizes across the district are generally below Board of Education targets, with some exceptions where the classroom sizes are larger. When schools are confronted with large class sizes at any grade level, the building principal and district administration work together to find the appropriate solution.
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