Monday, October 21, 2013

Magic Valley Joins Treasure Valley In Swelling School Enrollments

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

In the current edition of Boise Weekly, we report that the Boise School District—second largest in the state—is experiencing significant classroom growth.

"I've just completed our most recent enrollment summary," said Dr. Don Coberly, superintendent of the Boise Independent School District. "And we're looking at our largest kindergarten class since 1998."

Some Boise elementary schools, including Lowell and Morley Nelson elementary schools, are experiencing double digit growth.

"Across the Treasure Valley, enrollment is up in every district," said Coberly. "It looks like we're close to 3,000 [more students]."

This morning's edition of the Twin Falls Times-News reports that Magic Valley school districts are also experiencing dramatic growth. The Kimberly School District is seeing "a never-before-seen boost in student enrollment," according to the Times-News, requiring the hiring of extra teachers and paraprofessionals.

In the Twin Falls School District, the school board approved a $1.4 million emergency levy in September to hire new educators because of its classroom growth.

More growth is also being reported in the Filer, Jerome and Minidoka school districts, according to the Times-News.

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