Record LSC enrollment could create problems

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Record-breaking enrollment could soon cause problems for the Lafayette School Corporation.

Administrators informed the school board in a work session Monday evening that after a decade where the average kindergarten enrollment was 550 students, the last two years have been at more than 690.

After studying birth rates and other factors, LSC Assistant Superintendent John Layton believes annual enrollment will decline slightly to roughly 650 students.

Still, within three to four years, all three elementary schools south of Teal Road are projected to be at more than 100 percent capacity.

“There’s no real easy solutions. The nice is that we do have probably a year before it becomes a critical, critical issue in our district,” said Layton.

Administrators believe this could also create problems for Sunnyside Intermediate and Tecumseh Middle schools.

They are expected to recommend the creation of a task force to study the issue at their meeting next month.

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