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SPS starts 2017-18 year

Enrollment down by more than 50 students


August 18, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Students gathered at the school playground and found friends old and new. Buses arrived at South's new south parking lot to deliver more students.

Sidney Public Schools began its 2017-18 year Thursday.

Superintendent Jay Ehler said faculty and staff alike are excited for the new year.

A challenge faced by the district remains the community's economic uncertainty.

"There's been less stressful times in Sidney, for sure, but when I was in the buildings all through last year it was amazing that the instruction was as high a level as it's ever been," he said. "That shows with the amount of growth the kids have had. In comparison across the state and over the years, our test scores were right up there as high as they've ever been."

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