New Knoxville enrollment numbers shared at meeting

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News

NEW KNOXVILLE – Kim Waterman, superintendent and K-3 principal, along with Jenny Fledderjohn, 4-12 principal, reported 376 students were now enrolled, a number down by 22 in 2018. The report was made during the New Knoxville Local Schools Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Waterman said the break down was 219 K-6 students and 157 7-12 students. Of those students, 18 will be attending Tri-Star, one student each are going to Upper Valley and Apollo. Five students are involved in work-study, and five are attending New Bremen Vo Ag classes. Seven students are involved in College Credit Plus, four in the ACE Academy, and two students in Credit Flex.

It was also reported that Kay Webb, athletic director, held a OHSAA meeting in July and the following fall sports numbers include 15 involved in high school volleyball, 16 in junior high volleyball, 15 joining high school cross country with six in junior high cross country. Twelve students will play high school soccer and nine will be involved with golf.

Music Director Corey Canan said the marching band had a busy summer, participating in five parades as well the Mercer County Fair Show. They also plan to to play for the Tailgate for Cancer and Bradford Pumpkin Show.

Waterman said elementary students were greeted back in style, with an assembly and a tunnel formed by seniors for the young students to go through.

Fledderjohann said the elementary students also were told their theme for the year is Toy Story with lessons planned around that idea. The teachers will also be reviewing with students what it means to be a Ranger.

Treasurer Amy Reineke said that the General Fund balance for fiscal year 2019 is $3,772,972.26 and $4, 542,562.12 for fiscal year 2020 which is an increase of 17 percent. She also said the school district $6,402,281 in various accounts.

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.