Center ISD Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said the district is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as state funding is being phased back in, and says helping to increase those monies is more students.
As of last Friday, Dr. Hockenberry reported CISD was serving 2,803 students—an all time high, with 730 on the high school campus, which is an almost 100 student increase from the end of last school year.
Dr. Hockenberry said students are enrolling at CHS due to programs being offered. He commented he expected enrollment at the high school to be flat, but added he was pleasantly surprised at the numbers.
He said it was good news, and the district is making adjustments since it’s added to the traffic, which usually works itself out.
Dr. Hockenberry said, “more students is a good thing.”
The traffic Dr. Hockenberry was referencing is during drop-off and pick-up times.
He said he wanted to thank all parents, guardians and the community for exceptional start to the school year.