The District 65 school board Tuesday is scheduled to consider a plan to limit kindergarten enrollment at three schools this fall as a way to deal with a surge in the school-age population in some neighborhoods.

The District 65 school board Tuesday is scheduled to consider a plan to limit kindergarten enrollment at three schools this fall as a way to deal with a surge in the school-age population in some neighborhoods.

The plan would divert some students away from Dewey, Lincolnwood and Willard schools and send them to one of the district’s two magnet schools or a nearby neighborhood school instead.

District officials say as many as 28 kindergarten children could have to change schools, unless the district also decides to raise class sizes.

The district is trying to avoid redrawing school boundaries or relocating programs to deal with the population increase.

Kindergarten registration in the district is scheduled to start next week.

The board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I told you so…
    Three years ago, District adminstration claimed there was space at Willard for TWI and its Gen Ed program while keeping class sizes within district guidelines (guidelines are a maximum limit, the most schools have class sizes far below the guidelines). These assertions by the District can now be seen to be clearly false. Instead of trying to correct the overcrowding problem at Willard they are proposing to the board and option to allow Willard to become more crowded still.

    How can the board or anyone in the public trust the superintendent not to allow unbounded class size growth and the sacrifice of music and art programs?

    My comment from December 2006 is the first comment in the article below:

    http://evanstonnow.com/node/1741

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