Smooth Opening for Windham Schools

September 6, 2013
by Barbara O’Brien

Windham Superintendent Winfried Feneberg, only two months into his new position as the head of SAU 95, is pleased with the opening of schools for the 2013-2014 school year.  “Overall, we got off to a very good start,” Feneberg said.  “There was a tangible feeling of excitement” among students and staff, he commented.

Referring to the first day of classes as “organized chaos,” Feneberg went on to say that everyone seemed to know where they needed to be.  Long-time employees of the school district told Feneberg it was “one of the smoothest” first days of school in recent memory.  And to make things even better, “the school buses were, by and large, on time,” Feneberg added. Feneberg also expressed his appreciation to the Windham Police Department for assisting with traffic control during the first few days of the new school year.

On the first day of school, 2,796 students attended Windham’s four schools, but the enrollment was a bit higher, at 2,840 students.  The discrepancy is most likely due to some families still being away on vacation at the time, Feneberg commented.  This year’s enrollment is approximately 80 students higher than it was at the same time last year; an increase of about three percent in the student population.  Feneberg also said that seven additional students had been enrolled just since classes started on August 28.