Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Barbini presented the annual Student Assignment Plan to the Board of Education at its Oct. 3 meeting. The plan provides information about how teaching staff are allocated to meet the needs of the students enrolled in Community Consolidated School District 15.
As of September 14, 2018, Community Consolidated School District 15 had 12,354 students enrolled in preschool through 8th grade. Enrollment numbers have declined gradually over the last five school years.
Resources are allocated to meet the needs of students through class-size targets established by the Board of Education as well as through statutory requirements for students eligible for special education and English Language Learner (ELL) services.
There are several classrooms across the district where enrollment is above board targets. However, on average, class sizes are below the board targets from kindergarten through 8th grade.
When schools are confronted with class sizes that are above targets established by the Board of Education at any grade level, the building principal works in conjunction with his/her staff to provide additional assistance to those classrooms utilizing existing building resources. This assistance frequently comes in the form of additional program assistant time being allocated into those classrooms.
Read the full student assignment report here.