Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer
Taking what many parents call a step in the right direction, Elgin Area School District U-46 officials on Tuesday said they will limit how many children fill elementary classrooms.
In some schools.
Fifteen of the district's most academically endangered schools will cap kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes at 25 students, down from the current average of 30 kids.
Relief will come for six of the 15 schools where standardized test scores dipped low enough to land them on the state's academic watch list in 2002-2003. There, class size for third- through sixth-grade will be pegged at 28 students.
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