Some parents concerned over class size as Sycamore District 427 debates elementary boundary changes

North Elementary parent, Melissa Smith: ‘I’m really concerned that my son is going to be in a class with 29 kids.’

On Jan. 30, 2023, Sycamore Community School District 427 Superintendent, Steve Wilder talks through the changes to the district's elementary school boundaries he expects to recommend to the Board of Education on Feb. 14.
Sycamore Community School District 427 Superintendent Steve Wilder speaks Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, during a public meeting hosted by the district at North Grove Elementary School. The forum was held to get staff and community feedback on a plan that could change the district boundaries causing some students to have to switch elementary schools inside the district as early as next year.
  • Residences bordered by Main Street, Mount Hunger Road and the Kishwaukee River would change over to within North Elementary School’s boundary.
  • Residences between Main Street, the Kishwaukee River and State Street would become West Elementary School homes.
  • Southeast Elementary School would welcome the entirety of the Stone Prairie rental community.
  • Residences bordered by Sacramento Street, DeKalb Avenue, Somonauk and Edward streets, as well as homes between Meadow Lane, DeKalb Avenue, South Cross Street and Edward Street would be folded into West Elementary School territory.
  • The Woodgate subdivision, bordered by DeKalb Avenue and Peace Road, would fall within the South Prairie Elementary school boundary.