Platte board hears
of slight enrollment growth
Principals' reports that detailed a slight
growth in enrollment were a topic at last week's meeting
of the North Platte R-1 School Board.
The meeting began with usual business and principals
representing each of their respective schools presenting
a report to the school board members.
Karen Seckel of North Platte Elementary reported to the
board that the school currently has 209 students enrolled,
with 56 students in kindergarten, 44 students in first
grade, 54 students in second grade and 55 students in
Cathy Boyd of North Platte Intermediate told the board
of her school's current enrollment status of 172 students.
The school has 49 fourth graders, 63 fifth graders and
60 sixth graders.
Roger Giger of North Platte Junior High reported a total
of 117 students currently enrolled at the junior high,
with 66 students in seventh grade and 51 students in the
The high school enrollment is currently at 213 students,
which breaks down to 45 freshmen, 65 sophomores, 50 juniors
and 53 seniors.
Total enrollment for the school district stands at 711
students, which is up 15 students from last year.
"We're going in the right direction," said
Superintendent Dr. Francis Moran. "We like to see
the steady growth. It will benefit us as far as state
Following the report from the principals, the board was
approached by PTA representative Sue Brown concerning
the air conditioning of the buildings and the results
of a recent survey.
"The informal consensus looks like we're probably
going to put it on the April ballot and let the people
decide," said Moran.
The board also received an update on the status of the
multi-purpose room. The board was informed that last Saturday,
20-25 volunteers put together the football lockers for
the multi-purpose room.
The board also announced that it is looking for people
to fill positions on committees for transportation in
the county and recreation funds/community building in
Platte City. If anyone is interested, they are asked to
visit with a board member or Moran.
In other school board action, the state auditor has approved
the $4.25 levy. The levy is the same as last year.
Moran also explained that the school board is joining
with the state PTA and the Missouri School Boards Association
in a grassroots effort to start a petition on the ballot
that only takes a simple majority to pass school bond
School bond issues now take anywhere from 57% to 67%
approval margin for passage.