Last year at this time the Rapid City School Board was talking about major budget cuts, this year it's good news.
Due to increased enrollment over last school year, the district now sees a 3% funding increase for the coming year.
Superintendent Doctor Tim Mitchell says Rapid City Schools have more than 300 more students enrolled this year.
He says they aren't out of the woods just yet but as of right now, the district is in a comfortable situation.
"I've said before I won't stop until Rapid City has one of the best school districts in the nation. And I'm really excited about where we're at, providing great education," says Dr. Mitchell.
Mitchell says 100 of the 300 new students are in Kindergarten.
The district plans on building a new elementary school within the next five years.