Over the Next 5 Years
Lincoln Elementary School’s current student enrollment exceeds the state recommended operational capacity by over 200 students. Major improvements are anticipated through the referendum for Lincoln Elementary School. Expanding our school district’s elementary buildings could bring full-day kindergarten to our town and the new additions would eliminate the need for the 2 double-trailers that currently houses 4 classrooms.
Lincoln Elementary School has a current District Practice Operational Capacity of 762 including its four trailer classrooms. Its enrollment is 906 students, which results in a current capacity gap of 163 students plus 43 trailer students. The new rooms shall increase the District Practice capacity to accommodate the capacity gap and improve 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.