Yukon students prepare for return to school

Yukon schools will see technology updates and an increase in students.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: August 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm •  Published: August 16, 2012
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School begins Thursday in Yukon, and the year will start out with new technology and an uptick in enrollment.

Dawn Danker-Pearce, chief education officer for the district, said district enrollment was only one student short of 8,000 as of Wednesday.

That's up from 7,700 students the previous school year.

“The line was out the door during enrollment,” Danker-Pearce said. “That's nice, but there are challenges that come with that.”

Updates are priority

As the district grows, campus updates have been a priority. This year, every building has wireless Internet technology.

Soon, all teachers will have laptop computers as well, Danker-Pearce said.