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Aurelia schools expect student body to decline

Monday, August 15, 2005

Aurelia school officials are expecting their student population to decline this fall.

In the superintendent's projections presented shortly before official registration this week, school board members were told to expect a drop of about 24 students to a K-12 total of about 295.

Thirty-eight students graduated in the spring, and only 14 new students are expected for the kindergarten classes. The superintendent's office expects slight decreases at elementary and middle school levels, and a significant reduction at the high school level of 18 students as compared to 2004-05. Five students will be home schooled.

A new football scoreboard and a new bank of lights for the football field are expected to be put in place before the first home game of the football season Sept. 2 in Aurelia. The lights at the field were earlier damaged in a storm.

The district is also looking into a new vehicle, as several of the existing fleet have high mileage.

At the request of a patron, the district is also looking into the possibility of a new policy allowing classrooms, school areas or sports facilities to be named in honor of teachers who gave distinguished and long service to students.

The district will consult its attorney and the sports and music boosters programs may also be brought into the discussion.

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