The Indian River Board of Education voted at its regular meeting Feb. 25, to restructure kindergarten services in the Georgetown area.

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, North Georgetown Elementary School kindergarten students that are being served by the Georgetown Kindergarten Center will return to North Georgetown Elementary.

The move will free up classroom space for Georgetown Middle School, which is projected to have an increase in enrollment during the next two years. Georgetown Middle School, Georgetown Elementary School and the Georgetown Kindergarten Center are presently housed in the same complex on Market Street.

Kindergarten students residing in the Georgetown area attend school at the Kindergarten Center. Beginning next year, kindergarten students who live in the North Georgetown Elementary School attendance area will attend school at that location. This amounts to about 147 students. The remaining Georgetown kindergarten students will attend Georgetown Elementary School. This amounts to about 141 students.

Housing kindergarten students at North Georgetown Elementary frees up several classrooms at the Georgetown complex that can be used to accommodate enrollment growth at Georgetown Middle School.

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