Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Yekaterinburg schools filling with first graders

While first grade classrooms are filling up quickly throughout the city of Yekaterinburg, a high-ranking education official is trying to calm concerns that parents will not be able to get students into school.

Eugene Umnikova, the head of education in the city of Yekaterinburg, said that approximately 22 percent of schools in the city have met their limit of first grade admissions. Most of the filled schools are located in the central part of Yekaterinburg, EANews.ru reports.

Umnikova, who made the announcements during a press conference, said that residing in a district does not guarantee that a child will be enrolled in a particular school. The leaders of the schools that are filled with first graders have the right to refuse admission to children. Parents are encouraged to apply in other nearby areas.

"During August, the parents can calmly bring the documents to be enrolled in first grade," Umnikova said, according to EANews.ru. "There are enough schools in Yekaterinburg, where the availability in abundance, in some schools - even in excess. These schools are all first graders will be happy."

Schools in the city have already received admission from approximately 11,000 first graders, though the new school year is expected to total approximately 14,000 first graders. There are expected to be approximately 11,000 teachers overall in Yekaterinburg schools.