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Enrollment down in district

Sandra Neff

Leader Correspondent

With the influx of 163 new students, the loss of 390 students enrolled in the Promontory Charter School, and the shuffling of teachers, Terry Jackson district Personnel Administrator, has had a busy schedule before the opening of the 2012-2013 school year.

Jackson reported that Three Mile Creek, Willard and Mountain View Schools each dropped 60 students.  Young Intermediate dropped 121. On the other side of the scale several half time teaching positions have been filled.  Final enrollment figures for the district will not be available until the October 1st count is reported.

FFA students from Box Elder High School brought a 1948 Allis Chalmers grader tractor for board members to admire prior to the meeting. Students have restored the tractor as nearly as possible to the authentic look of 1948 down to the original orange paint.

The project has been entered into a nationwide competition.  Under the direction of Jason Bingham, Ag Science teacher at Box Elder High School, students had to include a video presentation and portfolio showing stages of restoration, hours spent and safety equipment used when working on the tractor.

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