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Verona School District deals with overcrowding

Verona School District deals with overcrowding

MADISON, Wis. - Verona Area School District is looking for ways to deal with a major overcrowding problem.

Glacier Edge Elementary School is over capacity by about 100 students. After years of studies and a parent survey, the school board has narrowed down its options.

"Glacier Edge Elementary has reached a point where we do have an overwhelming number of students and we know in the short term this has to be addressed," Kelly Kloepping said.

One of those options is cutting fifth-grade classes entirely. In addition to moving fifth-graders into Verona Middle Schools, officials are looking into moving students who would be entering Glacier Edge next year into other schools.

District officials said they know it's a lot to ask from parents and students.

 "We know that there is no option that can't affect at least a certain number of students, and we certainly want to find that option that is going to be most beneficial to the students and the staff," Kloepping said.

District officials said they are committed to keeping students together. The school board is seeking further parent input at a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Badger Ridge Middle School. 

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