The Keokuk School District is currently serving thirty 4-year-olds as part of its state-funded preschool program at Hawthorne Elementary.
Superintendent Lora Wolff says demand was even higher as applicants had to be turned away during registration last year.
That fact prompted the administration to propose the idea of adding a second classroom for the 2012/2013 school year. The extra classroom would expand capacity from 30 students to 80 students.
The Keokuk School District could soon know if it should expand its preschool program.
The district currently serves 30 four-year-olds. Half of them meet in the morning while the other half attends preschool in the afternoon.
Superintendent Lora Wolff says sign-up for next year is already underway. She says more than 40 applications have already been returned to the district.