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Marion Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, Marion, Iowa MARION IOWA 52302 DECEMBER 1987 VOLUME NUMBER 51 Contemplates Wilkens Expansion By ERIC STRAND Sentinel Correspondent A possible trend in larger kindergarten classes may require building more class rooms in the school The present kindergarten and first grades in number 275 and 257 respect With the exception of todays senior class 261 students class size in the district ranges from a low of 208 high school freshmen to 237 high school The present primary class sizes for second through fourth grades are 214 and re The district is now conducting a census of the district to esti mate the size of next falls kindergarten District Superintendent Glen Easterday told the board at its Monday night meeting held in the Wilkins Elementary No Room at the School the board is presently operating at capacity If next falls kindergarten class is comparable in size to this the building will need at least an additional first and second grade The building will also require space for the class and the talented and gifted both of which now operate out of converted storage The possible population pres sure is further exacerbated should the state next fall require an allday Two ad kindergarten rooms at Wilkins would then be added to Wilkins space requirements next An all day kindergarten would be especially onerous to the While space pressure is not quite so critical at the dis other three elementary buildings Bowman Indian Creek and Novak the The Rest of the Board Story By ERIC STRAND Sentinel Correspondent The board Monday night learned of a pilot program next semester at the high One of the schools four Con sumer Economics classes will in stead integrate into its cur a program on applied economics sponsored by the area Junior The developed by Junior is designed to give the students a handson experience with realworld eco as opposed to the more formal economic theory offered in more traditional classroom The students will run their in class company the course will make use of a com puter simulated economic game and a representative from the area business community will work closely with the giving the students the benefit of his or her Consumer Economics is a course for juniors or seniors that is offered in the spring semester If the pilot applied econo mics course is it might be either integrated into the dis Consumer Economics cur or possibly established as a separate DUE to the Winter Seasons first display of which resulted in three out of four staff members being temporarily this weeks edition of the Marion Sentinel will be reduced to 12 pages instead of our regular 16page Please keep in mind that any news that might not have made it into this weeks publication will appear in the following Thank you for your district has no room to house an allday kindergarten Contingency Plans The district census should be completed by mid Easterday Some sort of decision on the states demand for an all day kindergarten might be expected by mid An addition to the Wilkins building has been anticipated for some money in the districts schoolhouse fund has been marked for classroom construction alternatives were suggested Monday night a large addition to the buildings north side or a smaller addition to the The north side construction will cost an estimated to Easterday noted that state law now allows a district to borrow against future school house A bond issue would therefore probably not be nec The east side construction will cost appreciably though no rough figures were Easterday said that most of that construction cost might be paid out of existing Stopgap Measures Other temporary steps to alle viate the population pressure were discussed Redrawing some district boundary lines might shift some of overflow to other This is not likely to be very Easter day the district might lease Marion Independent school districts Longfellow which will be vacant next now houses Marion Independents admini which are now in the process of moving into new quarters in the Mentzer Elementary School Using Longfellow is an alter native we have to Easterday He added that in his opinion Longfellow would be useful only as a inte rim Hard Way Dan Zahradnik LM forward Trent Heath drives around Prairies Lonnie land and Luis Roca with a lefthanded dribble along
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