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By Michael Pope

Faced with dramatically increasing enrollment numbers, School Board members in Alexandria, Virginia are considering a proposal that would place enrollment caps on the city's most popular schools.

Projections suggest Alexandria's enrollment will double in the next six years. That's why Superintendent Morton Sherman has proposed a short-term solution he's calling "modified open enrollment." The plan would cap enrollment at crowded schools and place additional students at neighboring facilities.

The policy would also allow parents to choose to send their children to any school in the district, on a first-come-first-serve basis, until classes are full. The School Board is set to consider the plan in the next two weeks.

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