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Increased enrollment and reduced class sizes gave Forest Grove School Board members something to smile about at their Monday night meeting.

Assistant Superintendent John O’Neill told the board enrollment was up from this time last year. “We’ll have firmer numbers for you at the Sept. 22 meeting, [after] no-show students are dropped and kindergarten students are added to the enrollment roster,” he said.

O’Neill also requested and received approval for a one-year contract with the Northwest Regional Education Service District for the CREATE Alternative School. “This 15-year-old program provides onsite day care for up to 25 infants and preschoolers and has proven to be a valuable resource for our teen parents while they continue their education,” he said, adding that the program currently enrolls 11 students.

Board chairman John Hayes administered the oath of office to student representative Mireya Rosas, a senior at Forest Grove High School. Rosas, who replaced outgoing board liaison Yasmine Weil-Pourfard, reported that a successful senior-to-freshman mentoring program has been extended to cover the full school year.

Also approved were 2014-15 board goals and an operating agreement between the board and Superintendent Yvonne Curtis.

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