The Mifflin County School District is a midsized, rural public school district located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The district boundaries coincide with the boundaries of Mifflin County, minus the southwestern muicipalities of Kistler and Newton Hamilton boroughs and Wayne Township, which are part of the Mount Union Area School District. Mifflin County School District encompasses approximately 362 square miles. According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 46,486. According to District officials, in school year 2007-08 the Mifflin County School District provided basic educational services to 5,691 pupils through the employment of 460 teachers, 402 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 27 administrators. Mifflin County School District received more than $28.7 million in state funding in school year 2007-08. The superintendent is James Estep; and the Assistant Superintendent is Mr. Edward R. Curry. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the enrollment currently was 5582 in 2009. The attendance rate is 94.8%. 32.6% of students are low income.
Due to decreasing enrollment, rising operating costs, and aging facilities that require significant upgrades, on January 13, 2011, the Mifflin County School Board approved a consolidation plan to combine the high schools and reduce the total schools in the district from 15 to 10. These changes will go into effect for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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