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Enrollment numbers are looking strong for Perham

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Higher-than-expected enrollment of kindergarten and first grade students has led the Perham-Dent School Board to approve the hire of two new elementary school teachers.


According to Heart of the Lakes Elementary School Principal Jennifer Hendrickson, 88 children were registered for kindergarten as of last week, and 92 were registered for first grade.

These numbers were greater than predicted, and necessitate the addition of a fifth class for each grade level.

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