Over the Next 5 Years
James Madison Intermediate’s current student enrollment exceeds the state recommended operational capacity by over 150 students. The referendum improvements for James Madison Intermediate would alleviate overcrowding and discontinue the use of the 4 trailers as classrooms.
James Madison Intermediate has a current District Practice Operational Capacity of 514 including its four trailer classrooms. Its enrollment forecast is 617 students, which results in a capacity gap of 103 students. The new rooms shall increase the District Practice capacity to accommodate the capacity gap and improve functional operations.
The additions and renovations are not only improving the students’ quality of education, but also improving the community. The overcrowding is due to the fact that many people want to move to Edison because of the school district. However, if the schools are forced to utilize more trailers and come up with more short-term solutions, less people will want to move to Edison, resulting in the decrease of the value of your home. This referendum will create a better learning environment and continue to positively affect the community.