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Price Lab students look for new schools


With the school year winding down, parents of Price Lab students are scrambling to find a new home for their kids. Officials at Janesville Consolidated Schools say they have gotten a lot of interest and are preparing for as many as 113 new students.

Janesville is currently home to more than 350 students, but that number could increase dramatically next year. School officials say they are humbled by so many Price Lab parents considering having their students go there.

Superintendent Steve Gray says they have enough room, but they may need to add a few other items.

"Certainly those range from one-to-one laptops to personnel. We know we're going to need to hire staff at Janesville to accommodate those needs. We will also need things as simple as desks and chairs," said Gray.

Janine Ambrose's children, Phynnex and Bliss go to Price Lab, but are having a tough time deciding where to go next year. It's between Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls and Janesville.

"I would like to find a house in Janesville. It's a very nice town. I went there, and I also like Holmes school. It's not a matter of choosing one over the other, although I did like the smaller classrooms at Janesville and the fact that they stay clear through their senior year at the school. It's like flipping a coin right now," said Ambrose.

With a lawsuit pending many parents are waiting until the last minute to decide where their student will go to school and local school districts are to accommodate those parents.

"It's easier to allocate resources if we know in advance, but we're going to accommodate regardless. We know what a difficult decision those folks are up against," said Gray.

Superintendent Gray says they are preparing right now for at least fifty new students, but will be ready if more decide to enroll.

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