According to preliminary numbers, enrollment is higher at the North Platte Catholic Schools, Superintendent Kevin Dodson told the Board of Education Tuesday at the boardís monthly meeting.
Dodson said the final 2012-13 enrollment numbers will be available at the boardís September meeting, but student numbers are extremely strong at the elementary level.
All sections of the schoolís Little Leprechaun Preschool program are also full, he said.
Continued discussion of capital improvement needs was also on the agenda Tuesday, but no action was reported.
The board approved faculty assignments for the school year.
The staff includes one new teacher at St. Patrickís Jr.-Sr. High and three new staff members at McDaid Elementary.
Nicole Burg is teaching English at St. Patís, assuming the position formerly held by Sheila Boerner, who retired at the end of the 2012 year. At McDaid, Jill Granger is a new teacher in the fourth grade. Cheryl Braithwait filled a position in third grade, and Traci Kennedy took a position in kindergarten.
Marie Brosius moved from fourth grade to fill a second kindergarten teaching position. Dodson said he is extremely pleased with all faculty assignments and believes that NPCS has strong teachers at all levels.
Preschool classes began Aug. 27, fall sports are underway and an Open House and Ice Cream Social will be held at McDaid Elementary on Aug. 29.
The next school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the St. Patrickís High School library.