Boulder Valley schools show little enrollment change

Enrollment at Boulder Valley Schools has increased by about 200 students since last school year. Wednesday was the state’s official enrollment count day, with the results used to determine base funding for each district.

The Daily Camera reported the district had been expecting .5 percent to 1 percent growth, but Superintendent Bruce Messinger said district enrollment will be “pretty flat.”

The Coloradoan reported that Colorado has decreased per-pupil-funding since 2010, and school districts across the state are imploring voters for more than $4.4 billion in combined voter-approved funding through 62 ballot items in the upcoming election.

The first Wednesday in October is also official enrollment count day in Michigan, where overall K-12 enrollment has declined over the past decade.  This year, however, school districts in Boyne City, Grand Rapids, and Hastings all reported either an enrollment increase over last year, or an increase from projected numbers.

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