Moving For School: Coronavirus Transplants Overwhelm Idaho School District
Officials say dozens of families have moved to the small mountain town of Garden Valley, Idaho to enroll their kids in the school there due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's putting a major strain on resources. KTVB's Shirah Matsuzawa reports.
(NBC News) — With a lot of schools still facing uncertainty, some parents have now chosen to move to the small mountain town of Garden Valley, Idaho to enroll their kids in the school there, but it’s having a significant impact on the school district.
“We delayed school from starting Tuesday to starting next Monday mostly due to the large amount, large number of enrollees,” Superintendent Vickie Chandler says.
Over the last 10 days, 79 new students have enrolled, a 35 percent increase from the district’s usual student body.
“This number is pushing everybody to the seams,” Chandler says.
The majority of the students are coming from Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Meridian and the Middleton area – places where school districts are starting the school year with virtual learning or a mix of online and in-person learning.
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