WFISD officials see enrollment increase

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Enrollment across the WFISD is up by nearly 50 students.

Starting in the 2012-2013 school year when the school district first saw a decrease caused by, what school officials said they believe, the drought, the district has remained stable around the 14,000 range. For the fifteenth day enrollment of the new school year, the district tallied 14,121 students compared to 14,073 students on the same day last year.

WFISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt said he expects that number to stay about the same in the future.

“The next 10 years, I think until about 28 or so, somewhere in there, we are supposed to gain a total of 72 students,” Kuhrt said. “That just means we are going to be stable. We aren’t going to have an increasing or decreasing student population.”

Kuhrt said stability is good for the district because it helps the school board when they have to come up with the budget. Some of the campuses that saw the biggest increases are Brook Village, Sheppard and Southern Hills.

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