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Growing pains: Madison school dist wants your input

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Committee warns schools will soon be overcapacity

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 12:03 PM
Updated: Dec 19, 2017 12:19 PM

The city of Madison has gotten its latest outlook on growing enrollment numbers in its schools. Concerned about population growth outpacing school capacity, Mayor Paul Finley created the Madison Growth Impact Committee.

In its second report to the council, the committee warns: Madison’s middle schools could reach a tipping point by 2022. The high schools, not much better, reaching capacity by 2024.

Madison City Schools Questionnaire

The committee advised the school district to move quickly to get ahead the growth. Madison’s school district tells WAAY 31 it’s doing just that.

It adds the immediate crunch is elementary enrollment which is already nearing its peak. To ease the growing pains, Madison City Schools is shifting 6th graders to middle schools. It’s also building new classrooms.

Superintendent Robby Parker is factoring the findings from the Madison Growth Impact Committee into a strategic plan for schools.

Superintendent Parker wants input from parents. He’s sent out a short questionnaire. Click here to see the questionnaire.

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