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Sikeston School Board: Summer school enrollment down

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SIKESTON -- A decline in summer school enrollment came as no surprise to the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members as the uncertainty of state funding played a major role in making changes to this year's program.

Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller briefed school board members on the summer school program during Tuesday's monthly meeting.

Districtwide attendance is down 400 students compared to last year's program. The summer session began June 2 with an opening enrollment of 732 compared to last year's first day enrollment of 1,141 students in grades K-12 for a difference of 409 students.

"This will impact some income we do receive because we will be down those students, but at the same time, the Board may realize that we cut about $75,000 out of our summer school program in order to make it revenue-neutral this year," Borgsmiller said.

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