Expecting large enrollment
By David Meade
Anderson School District One Board members heard about preparations being made for the new school year and approved personnel during their meeting Tuesday. Superintendent David Havird outlined top priorities in readying the District’s fourteen schools for the 2015-16 school year. Havird said preparations have been “very positive” and are being made “in a very smooth fashion.”
According to Havird work is being done on two practice fields and in school buildings including maintenance upgrades, new floors and phone systems. Powdersville Middle is getting new tile and carpet in the seventh and eighth grade wings. “We are on track to open this school year in a very positive fashion,” Havird said.
Havird told the board the District is seeing a lot of new students. “It would not surprise me to see 150 to 200 new students. There are a lot of new families moving in.” Havird said the District could have enrollment of 9900 to 10,000 students this year.