GUYMON, Okla. (AP) - School officials in Guymon were expecting
more students this year - just not an increase that's three times
larger than usual.
The district had 2,736 students last week - about 230 more than
last year and Superintendent Doug Melton says there are no rooms
Melton says one elementary school has added a portable building
for classrooms to handle the additional students and another
elementary that was recently built may need to do the same.
The district has seen a steady increase in students since 1995
when Seaboard Foods opened a hog-processing plant. Now a Walmart
Supercenter and two hotels have recently opened creating more jobs
- and people moving into the area looking for jobs.
Melton says a final enrollment count will be made Thursday.