He added that even though enrollment projections have Middletown adding more students in the coming year, “this is not only an enrollment problem but also a learning space problem.”
Styles contended the modernization of learning reforms his leadership team began in 2017 will require fewer students per classroom but also expanded learning spaces within other elementaries, whose some of their students would attend Rosa Parks.
The new plan’s presentation was the first of two public readings before the board, and members took no action of the proposal.
Board members will not vote until after the second reading scheduled for their April 29 meeting.
School officials said enrollment is projected to increase in the city schools from 6,632 to 6,850 by 2021.
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