Arrival of Military Families Bolsters School District Coffers at Ft. Carson

Two school districts in south Colorado Springs, Colo., expecting to enroll dozens of more students stemming from growth at Fort Carson, stand to gain increased state funding.

Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 — where students from military families or others working at the post make up 68 percent of the school’s enrollment — estimates it will receive $600,000 from the state based on adding 104 new students, reported the Gazette. The district’s enrollment has climbed by 700 students since 2008, and by 470 over the past two years.

The district opened a new elementary school on the post in 2010; it already has 600 students. New housing under construction on Carson will further boost enrollment at the district’s four elementary schools and one middle school on post, according to the story.

Widefield School District 3 is expecting to receive $306,000 for adding 50 students.


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