will have one more section of Kindergarten this year, thanks to higher than average enrollment numbers, district officials said at a school board meeting last week.
“We reached a critical breaking point,” in terms of enrollment numbers, Assistant Superintendent Janet Donohue said Wednesday. “We thought better to [add the class] now than wait until the middle of the year to add it.”
Once 50 students enrolled, the school moved to have a third section of Kindergarten, and a new teacher, added.
Susan Pielka, who had previously been working as a long-term sub in the district, was appointed to the position. The job is part-time.
According to last year’s Betsy principal , the three sections of half-day kindergarten will have between 16 and 17 students in each.
“We did what was in the best interest of the kids,” Zimmermann said.
The school is also . Classes for Kindergarteners through high school seniors start this Wednesday.