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Lubbock ISD admins concerned about low enrollment numbers

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock ISD could face budget cuts if not enough students enroll. Monday, the district reported fewer students are set up for classes than in years past.

Superintendent Kathy Rollo said right now, enrollment is about 20 percent lower than normal.

"We're at about 67 percent. We're normally about 87 percent," Rollo said. "We're not certain if that is because kids have just not been in school since March 13, so it's not fresh on families minds...or if they really are still waiting to make their decision on whether or not they want face-to-face instruction."

It is important for families to make that decision soon, because it will affect staffing, she said.

"We need to make sure we have the right number of teachers ready for our remote school, our virtual school and also for our face-to-face instruction," Rollo said.

She is urging parents to make a decision before Monday, Aug. 3.

If parents are still unsure about face-to-face instruction, Rollo said the district has a "strong" virtual option for students.

"The teacher will provide support for students, and so if that is what they are thinking, we hope they will enroll in Lubbock ISD and let them serve their students virtually," Rollo said.

Registration is online on the district's website, but to make it even easier, the district will host drive up enrollment. It will be the first time the district has done this.

"We are doing that here at the central office. We will have a team of people trained and ready to help families get their students enrolled. It'll be a great opportunity, so please take advantage of that," Rollo said.

The drive up enrollment will be on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the central office, located at 1628 19th St.


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