Enrollment up at Iola schools

USD 257 reported an enrollment increase of 15 students. It's the first time in 15 years the district has seen an increase. Superintendent Stacey Fager attributes it to a robust preschool program.

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September 27, 2022 - 2:26 PM

Jason Coke, Iola Middle School assistant principal and athletic director, shows off a trophy made by B&W Trailer Hitches for the winner of a wrestling dual in October between IMS and Humboldt Middle School. It’s called “Whirlwind on the Southwind,” referring to the Southwind Trail that goes from Iola to Humboldt. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

It’s been 15 years since the Iola school district saw an increase in enrollment.

With the official enrollment count last week, the district saw an increase of 15.5 students (virtual school students are counted at .5 per student).

The last time the district’s enrollment increased was in the 2007-2008 school year.

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