COLD SPRING - The ROCORI school board is looking ahead to 2015 after their organizational meeting on Monday night.

The district grew in 2014 and hopes the growth to continue this year. School board chair Nadine Schnettler says they hope to continue offering unique programs in their schools to keep students and families in the district.

There were 1,993 students in the district last year and there are around 2,035 students enrolled now. The district is also working to increase its early childhood numbers by offering free bus service.

Schnettler says another focus for the district this year is filling empty space in their district education facility at 527 Main Street.

Schnettler adds that the district has prioritized spending needs to use the local optional revenue that they will receive this year.

ROCORI superintendent Scott Staska says this will add about $470,000 of revenue and that it will go towards things like english language, special education and technology programs.