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Enrollment up at Clarkston schools

October 19, 2011 - Clarkston Community Schools has grown - by 27 students to 8,051 in the district.

The increase in enrollment was from fall count day, which took place Oct. 5, not only around the district but around the state.

The district knew the numbers would be more than predicted because the Board of Education approved adding three teachers due to class sizes during a special meeting, Sept. 8.

A full time teacher was added to Clarkston Junior High School and another for Bailey Lake Elementary, to address Kindergarten classroom sizes. They added a .2 full time equivalent teacher for elementary art for classroom sizes.

"We will engage in the necessary processes over the next few weeks to verify these numbers and determine an official fall count," said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. "Stable enrollment is good news for our community, school district, and students."

The district has two pupil counts per year. The next one is in the winter and determines the amount of funding the district receives from the state.

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