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The Barrington School District Board of Education supported a request by Superintendent Anthony Arcodia to apply to the state for acceptance in the state’s school choice program during the regular board meeting this week.
Arcodia assured the board the district has the right to choose precisely how many students it wants to accept and to change that number on an annual basis depending on local enrollment to ensure there would not be any need to increase the number of sections in a given grade level.
Board member D. Wayne Alexander voiced his discomfort with the idea of a student joining the district for one year then finding out there was not enough space in a subsequent year, leaving him or her to move to another district.
The board will discuss the details of the program and how it might work at an upcoming meeting. The deadline to apply for the program is the end of this month, Arcodia said, and the application may be withdrawn if the board opposes the opportunity.
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