WCSD to tackle overcrowding issue through headcount
RENO, Nev. (NEWS 4 & FOX 11) —
The Washoe County School District plans to monitor class sizes with a weekly headcount for the first couple of weeks.
Angela Taylor, president of the school district's Board of Trustees, said a physical headcount is required to determine the numbers of students.
WCSD has the enrollment numbers before the first day of school. But this process will give a more accurate count of students, while also helping with projecting what actions should be taken in the future.
Taylor says unexpected growth can be triggered when moving and building happens over the summer.
Based on the information, the district may allocate teachers if they see classes with high numbers of students.
"We can't predict all of it," said Taylor. "If there are some signs we have to do the best we can so we can have the best environment for our students and teachers."