School notes

Dec. 22, 2010

Most public school districts in state offer K4, DPI says

The state Department of Public Instruction this week announced that 85 percent of school districts in Wisconsin now offer 4-year-old kindergarten classes.

Seventeen districts added K4 programs for the 2010-11 school year, bringing the total to 350 across the state. That's up from 166 in 2001-02.

As part of a multifaceted approach to curb declining resident enrollment and bring in more revenue, the Elmbrook School District is considering adding a K4 program starting in fall 2011.

A vote on the proposal could come before the School Board early next year.

School Board OKs proposals for new courses in 2011-12

The Elmbrook School Board last week approved two new high school electives for 2011-12: abnormal psychology, and crime, society and the law.

Both classes will be offered through the high schools' social studies departments.

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