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Pupil count is highest in three years in Glenwood City School District

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — Superintendent, Tim Emholtz shared in his report that the Third Friday Count showed 739 students in the school district, this number included the FTE’s from summer school as well.

This figure shows a significant growth from the last two years with the number looking to be back to the level that it was in 2010.

However, despite that fact that it is good to have an increase in students, the school district is no longer able to receive any funding for declining enrollment.

The revenue the school will receive for the new students is not as much as the declining enrollment would have been so the budget will have to be slightly modified to reflect a lower number.

Elementary Principal Betsy Haltinner shared that Parent/Teacher Conferences were a huge success last week as there was a 94% attendance.

Also happening in the elementary was the student council elections, which saw Delanie Fayerweather chosen as President, Jenna McCarthy as Vice President, Nick Hierlmeier as Treasurer, Emma Lamb as Secretary and Sydney Grant as Reporter.

During Community Comments, the Board was presented with a $1,000 check from Gilbert Mounce and Robert Bartz on behalf of the Downing American Legion Winterling Post 232. This money is to be used towards the brick pavers honoring the service men and women.