First-day tallies indicate enrollment is up in Delta County Joint School District #50. On Tuesday morning, assistant superintendent Kurt Clay estimated enrollment will increase by 20 to 30 students across the district. Overall, enrollment is up in schools in Cedaredge, Paonia and Delta. Hotchkiss is showing a slight decrease.
It's difficult to pinpoint student enrollment after just one day of classes, he said. Previously enrolled students who don't attend the first day of classes may show up a few days into the school year, or they may have moved to another school district. It takes a couple of weeks to sort it all out. The good news is the school district will be receiving more per-pupil funding from the state than anticipated in the 2017-18 budget.
Delta's second annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 25. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Colorado National Bank.