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Perrin to become a district of innovation

PERRIN – Board members approved becoming a district of innovation during Thursday night’s board meeting.

House Bill 1842 allows districts that notify the Education commissioner of their intent greater local control and schedule flexibility, according to Superintendent Cliff Gilmore. Plans to begin the process began in February with district officials letting the State know to vote on the issue last month.

Greater flexibility will enable school to start and finish earlier, allowing teachers to take summer college courses which begin in early June, Gilmore said.

In other news, the district received a positive cafeteria audit which was recently completed, along with an update of district events.

Attendance for the present year from the first day of school is at 95.98 percent at the elementary and 94.83 percent at the secondary school and 95.44 total. Gilmore also reported the district enrollment is up four students from this time last year.

The elementary school is at 199 students right now, up four from a year ago. The junior high up two at 58 and the high school down two at 101 for a total of 358 students.



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