Platteville Public Schools has the highest state school report card grades in the area, with one school rated a School of High Progress and another nominated for the National Blue Ribbon School program by the state Department of Public Instruction.
The school district also has up to 122 students it can let in from other school districts from four-year-old kindergarten to eighth grade for next year, after the Platteville School Board approved open enrollment limits for the 2015–16 school year Monday night.
There will be no open-enrolled second- or fifth-graders next year due to large class sizes — 122 and 124 students, respectively. But the school district has enough space to let in 21 seventh-graders, 20 kindergartners and third-graders, 18 4K students, 13 eighth-graders, and 10 first-, fourth- and sixth-graders next school year.
The school district also can let in up to seven high school special education students based on case load limits of 17 per grade level.
The school district started this school year with 65 students open-enrolling in and 51 open-enrolling out, gaining a net of 14 open-enrollment students. The open-enrolling-in number dropped to 58 in January, because a family with four children who were open-enrolling moved into the school district, said district business manager Art Beaulieu.
Open enrollment starts Feb. 2 and runs until April 30 (see Journal Briefing, page 3A).