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3:14 AM Sun, Nov. 18th

Student enrollment increases slightly at Prescott schools

PRESCOTT - One week into the school year, student enrollment in the Prescott Unified School District is holding steady.

The PUSD Governing Board Tuesday evening approved an additional kindergarten teacher to accommodate more kindergartners. Miller Valley Elementary School will house the new kindergarten class.

Superintendent Kevin Kapp said it is difficult to predict kindergarten enrollment. He said the additional kindergarten teacher reflects the board's commitment to small class size.

Kapp reported that 5,649 students enrolled in district schools as of Aug. 4, the end of the first week of school. On Day 6, Aug. 11, district enrollment increased to 5,708, a 1.2 percent enrollment increase from the 2007-08 school year.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MEAL PRICES INCREASE

After discussing the issue Aug. 5, the governing board, as part of its consent agenda, approved increasing the costs for middle school and high school lunches. The increases include: Middle school student lunch from $1.85 to $2; middle school adult lunch from $2 to $3; high school student lunch from $1.85 to $2; and high school adult lunch from $2.25 to $3.

PROPERTY SALE

The governing board approved an agreement with the City of Prescott for the sale of district property to the city for $40,150 for right-of-way purposes along Williamson Valley Road. The property includes the west boundary of Granite Mountain Middle School. The agreement also includes a temporary construction easement for the Williamson Valley Road Widening Project.

Contact the reporter at prhoden@prescottaz.com