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School Enrollment Has Significant Increase

School enrollment in Nevada County has seen it’s most notable increase in the last few years, although it’s still very modest. But County Office of Education Superintendent Scott Lay says the addition of 195 students is still notable. And he says the more stagnant numbers, after years of declines, will mean more stable state funding…

click to listen to Scott Lay

But Lay says the concern now is the enrollment impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, that the county may see families leave, if jobs don’t return after the stay-at-home order is lifted. But he also points out that the economic outlook might not be much better elsewhere this time…

click to listen to Scott Lay

Five school districts in Nevada County saw enrollment increases, including 13 more students in the Nevada Joint Union High School District. Four districts were down, including 12 fewer students in the Grass Valley Elementary School District.

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