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Uptick in District 153 kindergarten class may be an anomaly

There are more little kindergarteners in Homewood District 153 this year than there has been since 2001. The 25 percent increase in the class size, from an average of 160 to today's 195 students, forced the district to add an additional kindergarten class at Willow School, where children pre-school through second grade are served. Now administrators are trying to figure out if the increase is a trend or a fluke?  “It’s very possible that in 2019 we could be back to 160. I would predict that, but it’s hard to know,” Superintendent . . .

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