Increased enrollment is a great thing for the vitality and diversity of our schools, as well as for the long-term, financial health of our community and school district. Enrollment is up this year, and we expect that trend to continue.
While this is very positive for our schools and community, it does come with some complications in terms of effectively meeting the needs of those extra students while still being funded based on lower enrollment numbers from the past. Fortunately, we have been able to work through these “growing pains” with some additional hiring since the beginning of this school year.
In addition to an increase in our primary grade enrollment, we have also seen larger class sizes in third, fourth and sixth grades. The following staffing increases have already been added to help alleviate larger class sizes:
• One full-time Kindergarten-2nd Grade
• One full-time K-12 Behavior Specialist
• One extra period of math instruction
at the Middle School
• Three middle school/high school
teachers increased their schedule by
one period per day, increasing their hours to full-time Read More