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JCPS Discusses Enrollment

Jefferson City Public School officials met Tuesday night to talk about updated enrollment numbers and to get a look at how the district has grown in the past 50 years.School board officials toured North Elementary School, which received a $1.5 million renovation recently. This comes just two weeks after the announcement of plans to ask voters for money to build a new high school campus on 115 acres in west Jefferson City.Increasing student enrollment is one of the main reasons for the new high school proposal. School officials have adjusted their original figure of more than 300 new students to just about 250 this school year. Most of the growth is happening in kindergarten through third grade, which means the district is only going to keep growing.Superintendent Brian Mitchell also showed a timeline of the major growth spurts in the district over the last 50 years.District leaders expect to gain a couple hundred new students every year moving forward.

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