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Last night the Greater Jasper Consolidated School board acknowledged the future outcome they could be facing with state funding as Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey explained a shift in kindergarten enrollment and changes in graduation.

Dr. Lorey described the most recent figure of high school students enrollment for graduation is around 280 which is a high figure for the district. In comparison, the results since enrollment from the Kindergarten round up that took place indicated around 110 from the 5th Street Elementary and around 76 to 77 students from Ireland Elementary.

She said that this was less than last year and that there’s a projection of enrollment even less next year which ahe says could affect state funding.

Lorey assured the Board she would be looking closely at the numbers as there are hopes for an increase in kindergarten enrollment.

Also, Lorey presented the Board with a resolution to approve and sign regarding the statewide movement to address issues with ISTEP testing. Board President, Nancy Habig, shares her input regarding the resolution and ISTEP hindering the progress of education.

Last night the board signed this resolution joining many other district boards who have been accomplishing the same support.


In other business last night, Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey requested the approval for Summer Enrichment Programs to proceed for this year as well.

Lorey describes the purpose of the programs as the school year soon comes to a conclusion.

Lorey includes that teachers who plan the program do have a fee offered to cover material costs. She explains the overall benefits of the enrichment programs…

The board agreed what teachers invest in creating these summer programs is to help accomplish an extension of student growth.

The board approved Lorey’s request.

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