School District 2 has one of the largest numbers of students entering Kindergarten classes it has had in several years, Director of Elementary Education for School District 2 Scott Stults said at Monday night's board meeting.
Stults says that there are 302 students registered across the five elementary schools, and classes are almost full.
Thirty-eight students are registered at Coffeen plus 12 more in their classic Kindergarten program. Highland Park has 69 students, Meadowlark has 54, Sagebrush has 72, and Woodland Park has 46 students plus 11 in their classic program. Classic Kindergarten is a program for children who may not be prepared to enter Kindergarten yet, and those students enter kindergarten following the Classic program, according to SCSD2's website.
SCSD2 has a maximum Kindergarten class capacity of 19 students, and has enough teachers to support this number in each school, says Stults.
Stults said that several students are usually picked up in the days before and during the first week of school, but there are only, at most, 15-16 spots left in classes throughout the district. School starts on Tuesday Aug. 30.