KNIGHTSEN -- The Knightsen school board voted Wednesday night to open the district's second campus this summer despite uncertain economic times and declining enrollment.

Old River Elementary School is scheduled to open as a K-5 campus in July with about 200 students. Knightsen School will remain open with about 325 students and continue to operate as a K-8 campus.

Parents and teachers expressed concern over whether there would enough students to sustain the school due to the housing market crisis.

Because of the looming state budget cuts, the board did vote to provide less money for instructional supplies to teachers, start charging for busing and require a sports participation fee from students. For more than a decade, Knightsen has provided free school busing.

The sports participation fee will be $25 per sport per student. The district will give $10 less to each teacher per student for instructional supplies, but that difference will be made up by the Knightsen Parent Club.