ENROLLMENT NUMBERS: SGCS numbers may be up

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.To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 30 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.