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LECC has 30 new children
August 23, 2013 · Jake Krob

Enrollment is looking strong in the Lisbon School District.

The school board learned last week that there are 30 new children enrolled in the Lisbon Early Childhood Center, and about a net increase of 10 new students in the high school.

Although official enrollment counts aren't due until October, superintendent Pat Hocking said he anticipates at this point that numbers will be up this school year.

He reported to the board last week that as school began there were 47 students in the two sections of first grade.

Hocking said it's too late to add a third section, but he and principal Roger Teeling were looking at ways to support the larger groups.

He said the issue is the balance between "doing what's fiscally responsible and doing what's right for kids."

Hocking said paraeducators are in place to assist the teachers, and "we are looking at throwing some (additional) resources" in the first grade area.

He added that the school board might want to develop a policy for class sizes.

Board member Eric Krob said, "One thing we have stood by for years and years is that small class sizes are why we are here."

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