By JIM MAURER
CAREY — Carey school enrollment for the first week of school was 887 students, including preschool through senior high school, according to information presented to the school board Monday by district principals.
Without the preschool enrollment, which is in its second year of being offered by the district, the 823 students is up 27 from the end of last school year, Superintendent Mike Wank said.
In the preschool through fifth grade wing, there are 395 students, and in the junior high/high school wing, there are 492 students.
Elementary school enrollment by grade is as follows: preschool, 64 students; kindergarten, 59; first grade, 56; second grade, 65; third grade, 40; fourth grade, 61, and fifth grade, 50.
Enrollment in the junior high/high school by grade is: sixth, 55; seventh, 77; eighth, 54; freshmen, 76; sophomores, 81; juniors, 65; and seniors, 84.
The official enrollment count is taken in October, which the state uses to determine district funding.
Kindergarten teachers are finding students who attended the preschool are better prepared at the start of the school year, said elementary Principal Tammy Elchert.
A $125 payment was approved by the board for the FFA advisor and each student who qualified and is competing at the national convention.
Also, the Mary Martha Class, through a donor-advised fund maintained by The Community Foundation, donated $2,000 to the DECA program and $2,000 to the FFA program.
The board also approved appropriations for the school year of more than $13 million, with a general fund to cover day-to-day expenses, of more than $10.9 million.
Students will not have class Thursday or Friday this week. Thursday is a teacher in-service and Friday is an off day for the Wyandot County Fair.