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Mid-Prairie Expects Big Turnout for Class Size Public Forum

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: Joe Cerwinske

Fresh off spring break, the Mid-Prairie School Board will hold a meeting Monday, and they’ll hold a public forum regarding class sizes. The school has been working on a vision for elementary learning for more than a year, and one of their focuses has been equalizing class sizes. At their last school board meeting, around 90 people attended to weigh in on Superintendent Mark Schneider’s recommendations for the best options to fix the problem. The school also sent out a survey to parents to get an idea of what they would prefer, and the results of that survey will be presented at the meeting. Currently, Kalona Elementary classes have an average of 25 students, while Wellman has an average of 22, and Washington Township has 17.

The public forum is expected to take up the majority of the meeting, and the only other topic on the agenda is in regards to grant requests for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation’s spring grant cycle. This will be the first meeting of March for the Mid-Prairie School Board, as the school was on spring break last week. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mid-Prairie High School library in Wellman.