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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 1,700 students decided to enroll in 20 different districts through Schools of Choice in Kent County.
It’s up to each school district to decide how many seats are available — or how many kids they can accommodate — in a given year. According to the Kent Intermediate School District, the number of open seats ranged from 1,000 at Grand Rapids Public Schools to only 16 at East Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Students who chose GRPS filled only 164 of the open spots, according to KISD. Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Kenowa Hills and Kentwood each filled all of their open seats.
At Northview Public Schools, 214 of 220 open spots were filled. More than 220 students interested, but Superintendent Mike Paskiewicz said that certain grade levels filled up.
Of the 214 Schools of Choice students at Northview this school year, 154 live within GRPS district boundaries.
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