With student numbers up, districts weigh adding teachers, classrooms

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Now that students are back in school, officials are counting the number of kids in class.

How many students attend each school affects class size and the amount of money that school districts get from the state to pay teachers, aides and principals. The trend — whether classes are growing faster, slower or as expected — also influences whether schools adjust school boundaries or have to plan building projects.

So far, the Center Grove and Clark-Pleasant school districts both have more students than they did last fall, which they anticipated. Franklin schools, which has had fewer students over the past six years and was expecting that trend to continue, also has more students this fall.

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