Enrollment keeps rising for B-L district
This year, enrollment in the Basehor-Linwood School District has grown by 61 more students from the previous year.
Don Swartz, school district director of business operations, briefed School Board members on the latest figures during their meeting Monday, Sept. 10.
The district's enrollment now stands at 1,781 students. Last year's total was 1,720.
The 61-student increase reported Monday night reveals a nine-student difference between the figures released Sept. 20 to the Kansas Department of Education. The Sept. 20 numbers released to the department of education are used to determine state aid payments to the school district this year.
Swartz said the Sept. 20 enrollment numbers included estimates for special education students who live in the Basehor-Linwood district, but attend classes at other schools in the area.
The actual number of special education students outweighed the Sept. 20 estimates, Swartz said, thus accounting for the increase.
In other news, the School Board:
- Approved, 7-0, out of state travel for Basehor-Linwood High School's choir trip to a music festival March 16 through 19 in Dallas.
- Approved, 7-0, a letter of employment for Roxanne Adrian, an accompanist for Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
- Approved, 7-0, a contract for Lori Zyzh, an assistant girls basketball coach at the middle school.
- Approved, 7-0, the resignation of communications director Heather Myer. Myer's last day will be Dec. 23.
- Presented BLHS senior Cory Bunting with a framed certificate. Bunting was recognized for the academic promise demonstrated by his performance on the 2004 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October.
Bunting scored in the top five percent of all students who took the test.