The big jump in enrollment in the City Schools of Decatur really upset some people -- especially parents of kindergarteners.
, 3,233 students started school a few weeks ago. That's about 11 percent more than finished school in the Decatur system last spring. The biggest jump was in kindergarten enrollment: 24 percent.
At , some parents of kindergarten students were first told their neighborhood school was too crowded and they'd have to go to another school, according to the Oakhurst Leaflet, a monthly publication of the Oakhurst Neigbhorhood Association. The problem was fixed, but hard feelings lingered.
That why Phyllis Edwards, the superintendent of the City Schools of Decatur, recently posted these comments on the school website about overcrowding at Oakhurst Elementary.
Edwards said she was directly responding to questions raised in the Oakhurst Leaflet.
She wrote about 1,900 words, so set aside some time if you plan to read the whole thing.