The number of students in Elementary School District 91 remained stable, Superintendent Lou Cavallo told the school board.

“The demographic study we did was extremely accurate,” Cavallo said. “It amazes me how accurate that is.”

The number of K-8 students in the district was 812 this year, falling two students short of last year’s 814.

However, Cavallo said, the new half-day preschool classes were full to capacity, with a waiting list of more than 20 students. With preschoolers included, the current enrollment of D91 schools is up to 888 students, he said.

“We’ll have to wait to see how will preschool impact the overall enrollment as they enter kindergarten and first grade and beyond,” he told the board.

Jean Lotus

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