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While some schools see enrollment dips, Harper is seeing an online surge

Ron Talbot, superintendent of Harper School District. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

HARPER – Traditional school enrollment was down and online enrollment surged at Malheur County schools last fall as families looked for ways to cope with the challenges of comprehensive distance learning during the Covid pandemic. 

The Oregon Department of Education’s recently released figures show that enrollment as of Oct. 1 fell from the 2019 by 13% in Adrian and Annex, by 3% in Ontario and Nyssa, and by 10% in Vale. 

However, in Harper . . .