Lone Tree city and school leaders met with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors July 16 to brainstorm ways to stimulate growth in the city.

The supervisors offered advice and ways the county can help the city.

“Economic development is something the community is interested in,” Mayor Jon Green said in welcoming the supervisors to the meeting.

“The most important thing for us is new housing,” school Superintendent Ken Crawford said. “More houses means more kids.”

While enrollment is good in the schools today, Crawford said there are some smaller classes in the lower grades that are cause for concern. School funding is based on enrollment. The higher the enrollment, the more funds are available for paying teachers and running the schools.

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