Closings and boundary changes considered for Ill. district overcrowding

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Elgin Area School District U-46 officials once again will be considering boundary changes, and perhaps even school closings, as student enrollment declines in some elementary schools, while others are increasingly overcrowded.

The U-46 Citizens' Advisory Council's Enrollment and Facilities Committee last week presented a report to the school board on future enrollment trends and use of facilities.

The report identified 10 elementary schools that are underutilized, with 114 classrooms currently empty, and 12 more schools headed in that direction. That could significantly impact boundaries and lead to potential school closings, said Sue Kerr, co-chair of the committee.

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