International Student Numbers Lower Than Expected


Clinton School Superintendent Gary DeLacy says the recent disputes between the U-S and China is impacting the Chinese International School efforts in Clinton.

He updated the school board on the international students who would be attending the Pangea School and Clinton High School this school year.  He said the estimate had been between 20 and 60 and would probably be at the lower end.

He says a number of students signed up to come to the school have backed out.

DeLacy said from the information he’s received this is happening across the country.

DeLacy says another impact on the numbers is that the Clinton based international school can only issue visas for 12 months so none of the returning students from last year are able to return to Clinton.  He says 13 students who were in Clinton last year are going to the Rivermont school that is able to offer longer term visas as a private school.

DeLacy says work is underway to allow the longer Visas for the Pangea School.

He says there are seven students now coming to Pangea with another 40 potential students still to be determined whether they will be coming to Clinton.

DeLacy says the Clinton School will be using the Pangea campus for some classes-especially in the science labs.


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