(Atlantic) Atlantic Community School Administrators are dealing with a significant increase in student enrollment this fall. Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein says unofficially the enrollment has increased by 61-students.
“When you take a look at 61-new students that is positive news for the Atlantic Community.”
Dr. Amstein says the increase is due to a large kindergarten class, and next years class is expected to be just as large. The next challenge will be where to put all of them.
“It appears the Kindergarten class in 2012-2013 will be just as big. If that is the case we will run out of space at Washington Elementary,” stated Amstein. “The school board is weighing all of their options and the worst case scenario would be adding portable classrooms.”
The good news for the district is that the additional 61-students mean an additional $380,000.00 to the school district in 2012-2013.
August 31, 2011