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ENROLLMENT NUMBERS: SGCS numbers may be up

August 30, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Projected enrollment numbers for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) could be higher than originally believed.

SGCS Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said the district’s numbers, which were expected to decline for the 2013-14 school year, have actually ticked up.

“Our enrollment is up, and it’s a great thing,” he said.

So far, Fleetwood said the district had 18 more than expected in the elementary school, and were down approximately nine students in the junior-senior high school.

Large classes at the third grade level also prompted the district to call back a teacher who had been previously reduced from the elementary staff.

At the high school, some of the decline could be due to early graduation. Jim Folland, principal at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School, said possibly as many as eight or nine graduated early.

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