Plainfield District 202's Board of Education's Personnel, Policy and Administration committee heard a proposal on Wednesday night from district administration to redraw some of the lines for its elementary schools.
The item is expected to be discussed at the board's Monday meeting but isn't expected to be voted on then but instead will plan to vote on the measure at its Jan. 22 meeting after listening to public feedback.
The proposal would move 280 elementary students in eight of the district's 17 elementary schools starting next fall. It will not impact middle school or high school students.
Those students will come from D-202's Meadow View, Wesmere, Walker's Grove, Grand Prairie, River View, Crystal Lawns, Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools.
D-202 currently has a total enrollment of 27,000 students and district literature on the changes say it was done with the hope of limiting the number of impacted students while maximizing classroom space and transportation.
While it was listed as an intended goal of the project, the district was not able to create space for another classroom of full-time kindergarten at each elementary school at this point. The district continues to have a lottery system to determine which students get full-day and which get half-day kindergarten.
Three of those schools - Meadow View, Wesmere and Walker's Grove - will only receive new students while Grand Prairie will receive new students while sending kindergartners back to Crystal Lawns.