What happens when capacity is reached?

The overcrowding will not be solved immediately because we are proposing to allow current students to stay in the system through high school graduation. Incoming NES kindergartners will, however, see an improvement immediately.

Over time, new student admissions to the schools will be limited to the geographic area set by the school system leaders, calibrating the area to bring capacity down to 100% or very close, and reducing class sizes to comply with state standards or better.

This means that over the coming years, some children currently living in areas zoned for these schools but not yet attending them (younger children) will no longer be automatically admitted. They will still have the option to apply if there is capacity or in specialized magnet programs. There can also be a sibling and family preference applied for those who may be at Archer Elementary with siblings at OVMS and NHS.

Yes Newberry