According to a Utah State Board of Education press release, Utah’s public school added an additional 8,638 students in 2021 bringing the total of enrolled K-12 students to 675,000. Utah public schools conduct student enrollment counts based on the number of students enrolled on October 1st of each school year and are tied directly to the distribution of state and federal funding distributed to each school district. Kane School District’s October 1st count for the last year (2020-2021) was 1,287 students. Compared to the 2021-2022 October 1st count of 1,402, we have an increase of 115 students district-wide in one school year. Typically, in the Kane School District we see between 10 and 15 students increase each year. Kindergarten classes in the district experienced the largest student growth over the prior year with an increase of 90 students at KES and 35 at VES. We want to welcome the 115 new students to our district.