At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Central School Principal and Summer School Coordinator, Melanie Rucker, presented her annual summer school report.

At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Central School Principal and Summer School Coordinator, Melanie Rucker, presented her annual summer school report. This past summer, there were 841 students enrolled in the summer school program, an estimated 25-30, that were enrolled out of the Southwest or Chula districts. The summer school program, which hosts Catapult Learning, AMPed, STEAM and a GRTS Boot camp for ages K-8 and Agriculture Leadership, Animal Science, Body Conditioning, Cadet Teaching, Computerized and credit recovery courses, for grades 9-12, has an open enrollment that allows for students from any school to attend. But, unspecified in the meeting, a minimum number is required to enroll for the Chillicothe R-2 District to send a bus to pick up out-of-district students. Students from the Southwest district board the bus at the Utica church and the Chula students are collected at their school. The 841 students enrolled in 2017 was up 4.3 percent, from the 805 that were enrolled, the year before.