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Wrenshall Board seeks balance on open enrollment

Brady Slater

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Faced with growing enrollments and class rosters for the next school year, the Wrenshall school board did something Monday it hasn’t had to consider in years. It closed open enrollment in four elementary school grades.

Superintendent Jeff Pesta recommended the action and, after much discussion, the board agreed.

“It’s a good challenge to have,” Pesta said, “and one you haven’t wrestled with in quite a while.”

He was confident that closing classes to outside enrollees would reinforce the image the school wants to project, one with smaller settings and close...