Rapid City Schools face overcrowding

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Due to increased enrollment, Rapid City schools are dealing with over-crowded classrooms.  The Rapid City school district gained 74 new students since the 2017 school year. At the School Board meeting the annual enrollment report was presented and it showed the west side of town is growing faster than current schools can accommodate. Corral Drive Elementary School, Canyon Lake Elementary and Stevens High School, just to name a few, are over functional capacity right now, and cannot accept any new students. The Assistant Superintendent says this is an enrollment problem, but they would never bump a student out, who’s already at an over-capacity school, they just restrict any new students from entering. Matthew Seebaum added Schools are needed but there are no concrete plans in place for building new schools so they hope to act fast on finding a solution