Enrollment growth spawns additional teacher and classroom being added at EG Elementary

Last year, the Eagle Grove Elementary started an expansion project in anticipation of growth due to the announcement that Prestage Foods of Iowa would be building a hog processing plant just south of Eagle Grove.

That addition of a two-level building was completed just in time for the kids to go back to class for the start of the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Eagle Grove Area Schools Superintendent Jess Toliver said before the addition work even began that even if no new students came to Eagle Grove, the district would be able to use the extra space as they were already crowded with the amount of rooms and the number of students they had.

If and when the enrollment started going up, there would be no place for the kids to go... but maybe into portable units that would have to suffice until more room was added...and that would only be a waste of money in the long run.

Before Prestage even began production (just this past Monday, March 4), Eagle Grove Elementary saw enough growth in student enrollment to add an additional teacher and an additional classroom. “Our first grade class hit 75 students so we split it into four sections,” said Toliver.

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