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District 161 parents share concerns about class sizes

District 161's enrollment of 2,303 students may be 48 fewer students overall compared to last school year, but certain classes have increased head counts that some parents say are too much for teachers to handle.

Superintendent Dana Smith shared the 2018-19 enrollment numbers with the District 161 school board at its Aug. 27 meeting. The statistics include numbers for two kindergarten sections and a first grade section at Western Avenue School, as well as two fifth grade sections at Heather Hill School that are at capacity.

Western Avenue’s kindergarten is divided into two full sections of . . .

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