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Superintendent Anthony Arcodia told the Barrington School District Board of Education that the incoming kindergarten class is just on the verge of needing to be broken into four sections but isn’t there yet during the regular meeting Wednesday night.
As of Wednesday, 66 kindergarten students had enrolled. The plan is for three sections of 22 children each. If more children register in the next few weeks, however, the district may need to split kindergarten into four sections to keep class sizes manageable.
The issue at this time is finding a classroom if a fourth section is needed. It’s possible, Arcodia said, that one smaller section of kindergarten with about one dozen pupils would need to be created in order to allow the class to be run in a smaller-than-usual room.
Four sections are planned for all the other grades at Avon School. First grade has 68 students, second has 82 students, third has 78 students and fourth has 76 students.
Class assignments are expected to be sent home next week.
Arcodia also took a moment to tell the board that 57 Barrington residents graduated with Haddon Heights High School this year. Of those students, 56 will go on to a 2- or 4-year school, and one will further his education with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Barrington’s top graduates ranked third, eighth, 12th and 13th among all graduates at the high school, he said.
Among other activities Wednesday, the board approved a new after-school program.
Bricks 4 Kidz, a Lego-building program, tentatively will run from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks in October and November.
The board also approved new lesson and study plans for most classes, including the family/consumer sciences class that some parents had expressed concerns about.
New curricula will be in place for Math (K-8), Language Arts (K-8), PE/Health (K-8), Visual Performing Arts (K-8), World Language (K-8), Science (K-8), Social Studies (K-8), Computers (K-8) and Family/Consumer Sciences (5-8) in the coming year.
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