Goessel school district enrollment increases by 13

Staff writer

Goessel school district will see its biggest single-year enrollment increase in recent years at 278 students, up from 265 in 2012.

Superintendent and elementary principal John Fast said a couple of families are still looking at moving to the district, so that number could increase.

“I see this as an indicator of the district’s vitality,” he said.

The increase will also help with the district’s budget, which was approved at $3.76 million Monday night.

“It is a tight budget, a frugal budget, but it is something we can live with,” Fast said. “School funding is basically what it was 10 to 11 years ago.”

The school board also approved the purchase of 12 refurbished Dell Latitude computers for $6,780, an example of that frugal budget.

The 12 computers are an addition to 40 purchased last month. The majority are for fourth and fifth grade classrooms, as well as some for staff members and a junior high school classroom.

On fall sports preview night Aug. 30, there will also be a groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s new west annex, which will house agricultural education, high school science, and family and consumer science departments.

Fast said the exact program for the groundbreaking is yet to be set.

 

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