Ann Arbor Public Schools officials say they are pleased with the number of schools of choice and young fives applications the district received. The exact number of applicants won’t be released until next week after all of the applications have been processed and seats are filled.
Director of Communications Liz Margolis says they have to let parents know by Tuesday or Wednesday the status of applications.
According to Margolis they are requesting parents confirm by May 7th if they plan to accept schools of choice seats to help with plans for staffing schools. The district opened 750 schools of choice seats this year as part of an effort to address budget issues by boosting enrollment.
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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.