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COUNT 'EM: WCCS enrollment up from last year

October 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The results are in.

After the state performed a head count of all Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ students in September for tax purposes, Superintendent Pat O’Connor shared with the school board Monday that enrollment is up from last year.

Granted, enrollment is only up two students from last year, but O’Connor said the numbers are deceiving.

“This is huge because we had 24 early graduates,” O’Connor said. “Last year, the early graduates decreased our enrollment. This year, our new students have made up for the ones who left for early graduation.”

In other positive news for the district, WCCS has 57 students who are out-of-district transfers — 57 students who don’t live within the district limits applied to attend.

“Granted, some of those students were planning on moving into the district sometime this year,” O’Connor said.

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