YORKTOWN, IN - Superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools Jennifer McCormick had plenty of back to school news for members of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Tuesday after classes started last week.
The school system saw over 200 kindergarten students enroll, about 50 over last year, and sees overall enrollment increasing with other new students and transfers. The school system had about 2,237 students last year.
The increase in kindergarten at Pleasantville Elementary required another teacher and reached the school's capacity. There's still room for more students at the high school, middle school and a second elementary. McCormick said a final count would be known next month.
Businessman Steve Smith, a former school board member, saw the rise in enrollment as a sign that the school system was a destination, adding "We are very fortunate."