Central Montcalm makes changes to account for higher enrollment


By Lori Hansen • Last Updated 1:41 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

STANTON — Higher than expected enrollment at Central Montcalm Elementary School is leading to changes.
Upper Elementary Principal Susan Koster said there were three sections of 29 students and two sections of 30 students in second grade on the October count day. Curriculum Director Kristi Teall said interviews are being conducted for an additional kindergarten teacher.
“We would then have seven classrooms, all with the number of students in the low 20s,” Teall told Board of Education members on Monday.
Board Secretary Roxanne Switzer said the additional teacher will help, but having enough classrooms to hold the pupils could be an issue. The district consolidated from two elementary schools to one this fall and shifted grades to different buildings.
“We are watching the numbers very, very closely,” she said.
Board President Doug Bowen pointed out enrollment was up an additional 60 students from what was expected.
Among the new students are 14 foreign exchange students joining the district for this year. Board members met the students, who hail from Germany, Denmark, China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea and Brazil.
A retirement in the Food Service Department also is leading to additional hours for some employees. Board members approved a job description and posting for a production manager.
“We had one from the Food Service Department retire and instead of adding an additional person, we are revising and adding hours to the current personnel,” Teall said.

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