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How Might HISD’s Enrollment Caps Affect Incoming Elementary Students?

The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students is just a week away. Yet, some parents with elementary-age children in the district are confronting some uncertainty as to where their child will be going for the rest of the school year. That’s because HISD is cracking down on class sizes in K-4 […]

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The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students is just a week away. Yet, some parents with elementary-age children in the district are confronting some uncertainty as to where their child will be going for the rest of the school year. That's because HISD is cracking down on class sizes in K-4 classrooms. These enrollment caps translate into more students potentially being "capped" out of their neighborhood campuses.

HISD's policy allowing schools to cap out zoned students isn't new, but the district's stricter stance on class size is causing some confusion and concern among parents unsure whether their child will be able to attend the school in their neighborhood.

We discuss HISD's new stance on enrollment caps and how it could affect some of the district's incoming elementary school students. Ericka Mellon, education reporter for the Houston Chronicle, joins us.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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