The student population at Lake Delton Elementary School grew by 40 students, Spring Hill Elementary School by 61 students, Wisconsin Dells Middle School by 28 students, and Wisconsin Dells High School by 40 students.
Last year’s school enrollment plummeted due to the school district offering in-person and virtual learning options due to COVID-19 precautions, according to Terry Slack, district administrator. The school district has enrolled more than 160 new students since August 2.
Wisconsin Dells School District student numbers set to drop over five years
The student population at the third count on Friday sets the amount of state aid the school district will receive for the year. Slack told board members on September 27 that the roster was not yet final, but he hoped the numbers would be finalized within 48 to 72 hours of the meeting.
He said the growing enrollment in the school district was unique, especially as many neighboring schools saw declining student numbers. Slack attributed the increase in student enrollments in the district of neighboring communities to the “large amount of jobs” in the Dells area.
In other cases, the school board unanimously approved a bus bid for a 30-passenger three-wheelchair special education bus from Mid-State Truck Service, Inc. for an IC CE300 Special school bus. Ed 2022 for $ 98,300. The new bus will replace an old one used for daily trips adapted to special needs, according to public documents from the school district. The school district currently has three adapted buses and the one that is replaced will be retained in the event of a breakdown. The Wisconsin Dells principals of each building also shared the school goals for each of the buildings for the 2021-22 school year.