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Schools: Enrollment falls as COVID cases rise


December 16, 2020

The rise of COVID cases in Linn County has pushed the possibility of in-person schooling far out of reach.

But Supt. Tom Yahraes said at a Dec. 14 School board meeting that he expects enrollment, which has dropped in recent months, to rebound once the pandemic is in the rearview mirror.

Board members Joe Kennedy, Dale Keene, Jim Gourley, Jason Reddick, Debra Brown, Mike Reynolds, Chanz Keeney, and Jason Van Eck attended the Zoom meeting, with Jenny Daniels absent.

Total enrollment in Sweet Home Schools is down to 2,099, compared to last year’s 2,320. More than 50 students have left the d...

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