Interim Superintendent presents projected enrollment growth to council

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Interim Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools presented projected enrollment growth and building capacity to city council on Tuesday.

Patrick Lintner provided this data at the request of council to ensure that no additional buildings will need to be built after the second high school.

According to data from Weldon Cooper and K-12 Enrollment Inc., enrollment is projected to increase steadily over the next five years. However, Lintner does not believe this will impact building capacity.

"When we build a new high school and gain a capacity of 2,500 additional students, we should be in pretty good shape for a little while," said Lintner.

During the meeting, councilman Chris Jones said it is important for Harrisonburg residents to understand the second high school will not open at capacity. In fact, Jones said there could be a capacity surplus.

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