Dist. 108 Says No More Nonresidents
Palmer, Joel, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Joel Palmer Daily Herald Staff Writer
The pinch of rising enrollment has prompted the Lake Park High School District 108 board to end its policy of allowing nonresident students to attend.
The board recently approved the change as it looks ahead to when some 758 sophomores - the largest class at the school - will move on to west campus.
"We're going to be having some big space issues over at west campus next year. We've got some big classes that are going to be moving over there," said Lynn Strevell, Lake Park's director of communications.
Strevell said the district never has had more than a few non-resident students. There is only one at the school now, so the policy change won't do all that much to save space or money, she said.
"It's more of a philosophy statement by the board," Strevell said, "the philosophy being that we wanted to give the in-district students the best education possible."
The policy will take effect next school year, but Superintendent David Smith said it will be grandfathered so Lake Park's one non-resident student will be allowed to continue at the school through graduation. …