Fayette school enrollment 10.28.09

Written by David Green.

Fayette’s school enrollment shows some growth from a year ago, with the total K-12 count up by nine students from last October.

That increase translates into a financial gain from state aid, however, explained superintendent Russ Griggs, the number of students attending Four-County Vocational School also increased. The majority of the state funding associated with those students goes to the vocational school, so state revenue overall won’t change significantly.enroll.jpg

The district’s largest class last year grew a little bigger over the summer. This year’s fifth grade class stands at 47, an increase of five.

The fourth grade class grew by four students, while the second and sixth grades each lost four students.

For the second year in a row, the senior class stands at 28, the same as this year’s second grade.

The total enrollment of 484 still trails state projections that were used in determining construction of the new school. Estimates place the enrollment over the 500 mark, with a projected head count of 544 in the 2014-15 school year.

Open enrollment figures haven’t changed much from a year ago. Thirty-one Fayette residents attend school in other districts (up from 28 last year) and 17 non-resident students attend school in Fayette—the same as last year.

In 2007, 36 Fayette students chose other districts and 20 non-residents attended Fayette.

State funding follows students to the district they choose to attend.

 

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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