The Madison School Board voted on Monday night to staff four sections of fourth-grade students and five sections of kindergarten students at Madison Elementary School this fall.
The school board members held a special meeting to determine how they should handle this fall's potential kindergarten class of 100 students since previous plans had the total number of kindergarteners divided into four separate classrooms. The kindergarten numbers came to the forefront of planning at MES after school officials tallied 489 K-5 students signing up during last week's district-wide registration session.
Madison Elementary had a student body of 485 boys and girls at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Leaving the kindergarten class divided among four sections with four teachers meant having 25 students per classroom. Creating a fifth section averages the class size to 20 K students.
Reducing the numbers of fourth-grade sections from four to three had the student numbers per classroom increasing from 16 per classroom to 21 to 22 boys and girls in each fourth-grade classroom.