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OSAGE | Enrollment in the Osage Community School District has risen by 19 students, according to Osage School Superintendent Barb Schwamman.

The increase in students will translate into an additional $131,000 in state funding for the district.

Schwamman said annual school enrollments have fluctuated more in recent years due to parents moving in and out of the district, but Schwamman said she hopes the current trend of rising enrollment continues.

Due to the rising numbers of younger students, Osage Lincoln Elementary Principal Greg Adams said an extra kindergarten class will be opening soon.

“We will be taking six students from each of the three existing kindergarten classes and putting them in the new classroom,” Adams said. “We know kids learn better in smaller classes.”

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