The school board approved revised administrative proposal on May 22
A superintendent’s task force has recently studied and developed recommendations regarding kindergarten registration and overflow practices (sending students to schools other than their neighborhood school due to capacity) that also encompass plans for the future needs of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
The task force’s report to Superintendent Beck includes several recommendations that would require additional study for feasibility.
The school board meeting on Monday, May 1 included a district recommendation to create a lottery system to determine kindergarten placement for those schools where the number of incoming kindergarten students is greater than classroom capacity.
This proposal was presented as an information item for school board consideration and discussion.
On May 22, the School Board approved a revised recommendation that will institute a lottery system beginning in 2018-19 to determine kindergarten placement for those schools where the number of incoming kindergarten students is greater than classroom capacity.
For the 2017-18 school year, kindergarten placement for those schools will continue to be determined using a priority system based on the student's date of registration.