District could allow as many as 215 students through open enrollment
Before school districts can accept students through the state’s open enrollment process, they have to determine how many seats at each grade level are available.
Based on classroom space and staffing, the Northern Ozaukee School Board accepted Supt. Dave Karrels’ recommendation that as many as 215 seats be offered to students interested in open-enrolling into the district for the 2017-18 school year.
“We anticipate steady enrollment throughout each of the schools in the district and have the capacity to welcome additional students through the open-enrollment process,” Karrels said in making his recommendations.
Presuming an in-district enrollment of 275 students at Ozaukee Elementary School, there would be 85 seats available for open enrollment.
Breaking down that availability even further, there are nine seats available at the kindergarten level, 12 at first grade, eight at second grade, 17 at third and fourth grades and 22 at fifth grade.
At full capacity, each grade level would have 60 students.
There are 58 seats available at Ozaukee Middle School, which would boost the total enrollment to 225 students.
That includes 20 seats at sixth grade, 25 at seventh grade and 13 at eighth grade.
Projections call for 50 local students in sixth grade, 45 in seventh grade and 72 in eighth grade.
With an anticipated enrollment of 223 students at Ozaukee High School, there would be 72 seats available for open enrollment.
The breakdown of seats includes 23 at ninth grade, 10 at tenth grade, 14 at 11th grade and 25 at 12th grade.
If all of those open-enrollment seats are filled, there would be 70 students in all grade levels except 11th grade, which would have 85 students.
In addition, there are as many as seven available placements at the high school for special-education students.
Students can apply for open enrollment in any public school with available seats from Feb. 6 through April 28.