District enrollment well over projections

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Assistant Superintendent Sherri Cyra provided her monthly update on enrollment to the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 and said the District is more than 70 students over its 2017-18 projections.

She reported enrollment was the same on Monday as it was when she ran the report for the Board last Thursday. Enrollment in K-12 buildings is 213 students above the Third Friday September count from a year ago. She also noted that after the first week only 14 students hadn't attended a single day of school and that four of them had excuses for why they missed.

The District projected a gain of 140 students for the 2017-18 school year. The schools most over projections are Kromrey (43), West Middleton (27), Elm Lawn (19) and CSCS (16).

Cyra said 4K enrollment is at 360, which is 35 more than the UW-Madison Applied Population Lab projected. It is the largest 4K class to date. The previous largest was two years ago and that current first-grade class is nearly 550, which is the largest first-grade class in District history.
Superintendent George Mavroulis told the Board the District will re-engage consultant Mark Roffers after the Third Friday count to see if there should be adjustments to his report.

Cyra reminded the Board from 2011-12 to now building enrollment has increased by about 900 students. She also believes each current middle school class will exceed 600 students by the time they reach MHS or CSCS.

Mavroulis also said the District should get get APL's projections for 2018-19 about the same time Facilities Planning Committee should be narrowing options they want to recommend to the Board.