OMAK — Walking down the halls at Omak schools, there’s no evidence of the district’s 1,000 new students this year. The once 1,400-student district has grown to nearly 2,500 students in 12 months — about half the size of the town.
“It’s a huge deal, it’s like half of our district just got added to what we had before,” Superintendent Art Himmler said. He noted Omak’s closest neighbor Okanogan, a 1,000-student district. “It’s like we just added an Okanogan School District.”