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Enrollment at LC schools soars

The first week of school left educators reeling with the number of new students added to the rolls for the 2012-13 school year. Instead of the 1,800 expected, a total of 2,555 students were in school at the end of the first week. This is 755 more students than had been prepared for ‘“ and more are wanted. There are 705 students at the primary school, 583 at the middle school, 592 at the middle school and 675 at the high school, according to superintendent Dr. Bill Truby. ’We need more students at the high school,’ said Dr. Truby. ‘The high school is built for a lot more. We’re hoping for 750 students.’ Other buildings are approaching capacity. Teachers and students will get their first break on Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 3. It will be followed by a fall break Oct. 8-12 and Thanksgiving break Nov. 19-23. Christmas break will run from Dec. 21, 2012 through Jan. 4, 2013 for students but teachers return on Jan. 4. The long holiday break does not include the three calendar reduction, or furlough, days. Those will come Feb. 20-22 after teacher planning days on Feb. 18-19. Spring break will run April 22-26. The last day of school will be May 24, 2013 with graduation the following Saturday, May 25. Postplanning will run May 28-30, right after next Memorial Day.

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