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Ripon enrollment up 84 over last year

Ripon Unified experienced more growth for the first month of the new school year.

At the recent school board meeting, the enrollment report released for the period of Aug. 14 through Sept. 7 had an overall count of 3,248 students.

Last year at this time, RUSD had 84 fewer students, in comparison, with the tally being 3,164 during that same stretch.

Ripon High had an increase of 51 students – based on the year to date figures – growing in enrollment from 910 to 961.

Along those lines, Weston Elementary School also saw substantial increase of 37 students, going from 428 to 465.

ParK View (465), Ripon Elementary (473), Ripona (421) and Colony Oak (429) were very close to the same enrollment figures from a year ago, according to the report.

Rounding out the numbers were Independent Study (12) and Harvest High (22).

RUSD, in addition, announced its new hires at the Oct. 8 meeting.

Dena Rodriguez was brought in for the Ripon Rap after-school program at Ripon Elementary and Lisa Loza-Alas is the new yard duty personnel at Colony Oak.

Carla Eddings is an instructional aide substitute while Deanna Rackley and Angela Salsedo underwent position changes.

Rackey is the instructional aide at Ripona while Salseda is the temporary instructional aide rove for the district.