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School return sees boost in enrollment


February 10, 2021

Sweet Home School District saw a jump in enrollment numbers at the beginning of this year, from 2,101 students on Dec. 18 to 2,131 students on Jan. 29.

“Due to the return of in-person learning, we saw people coming back,” said Supt. Tom Yahraes.

Yahraes is optimistic that the enrollment numbers will continue to swell and will approach the district’s former enrollment at this time of year. And he said he and his colleagues were predicting this uptick in enrollment.

“We anticipated that when we returned to in-person, folks would be inclined to want their kids back in school,” Yahrae...

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