One peculiar projection in the Tiverton School Department’s budget presentation, this past spring, was that enrollment would increase, to 1,890 students, for the 2015-2016 school year. At the beginning of the prior school year (2014-2015), enrollment was 1,871. In March,Tiverton Fact Check questioned the likelihood of that actually happening.
Even more peculiar, the department’s chart predicting the increase showed it all being attributable to the high school. When I asked what led to that prediction, Finance Director Douglas Fiore responded in an email that the department expected “the incoming freshmen class to be greater than the graduating senior class.”
Boy, did that not happen.