Residents filled the Elmbrook School Board meeting room, lined the walls and spilled into the hallway as school officials voted Tuesday to recommend closing Hillside Elementary after the 2011-12 school year.
Superintendent Matt Gibson recommended closing one school rather than two because Elmbrook elementary students will fill the remaining four schools to capacity, and the district would lose the ability to regulate enrollment numbers through non-resident students.
Gibson also suggested, however, that closure of Tonawanda Elementary may need to be revisited in the near future, perhaps as soon as five years.
"I believe there is a greater risk of losing resident enrollment based on the last remaining school in the village of Elm Grove being closed," he said.
The recommendation gained support though no formal action was taken. Public engagements meetings will be held before the board votes on the closure Oct. 25.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Elmbrook School District's ACT results reach all-time high (3)
- Elmbrook Humane Society waives certain adoption fees for National Bow Tie Day
- Longtime Elm Grove servant passes away
- Waukesha County endorses Poplar Creek project's conditional use permit
- School Notes: Aug. 27, 2015
- Brookfield East alumni unite in Madison business
- Brookfield Academy appoints new Head of School
- Business Spotlight: Bowling is about families, including the Posnanski family at Bluemound Bowl
- Police seek suspects after theft of wallet, fraudulent use of credit card
- Local physicians to stage Band-Aid benefit at Wilson Center