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TK Continues to See Enrollment Growth

Superintendent Rob Blitchok said he’s very pleased to see growth continuing in the district.

“We are right at what we projected for the year. Any increase in student enrollment is seen as a positive,” said Blitchok.

In fact, of the 20 public school districts in the Kent Intermediate School district, only 11 districts saw some increases this year in their preliminary October student count reports.

The state conducts two student count days during the school year - one in the fall and one in the spring. The fall count day is especially important, accounting for 90 percent of the state funding. TK receives the base foundation grant of $7,871.

Blitchok said this fall’s numbers are encouraging and especially the increases in the lower grade levels. “Our incoming kindergarten student class is larger than our senior class,” he said.