By Cole Short, Hillsboro Banner
The Hillsboro School District welcomed more students Wednesday on its first day of fall classes compared to a year ago.
Superintendent Paula Suda reported 482 students attended the first day of school, an increase of four students from 2019’s figures.
The totals included 251 students in grades K-6, 225 in grades 7-12 and six at Spruce Lane School at the Hutterite colony near Blanchard, N.D.
Thirty students started the year relying on distance learning due to concerns stemming from the coronavirus, Suda said.
Hillsboro Public Schools is the only public school in Traill County to mandate mask usage this fall for teachers and students during class periods.
Central Valley, MayPort-CG and Hatton Eielson public schools require masks in hallways, lunchrooms and public gathering spots.
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