Flagler County School District Final Enrollment Numbers up 3.0%

Amid recent reports of Florida’s declining population, the number of students enrolled in local schools Is up 3% from the end of the last school year.

Palm Coast, FL – September 8, 2009 – Recent news of Florida’s population has been gloomy. The state’s population reportedly declined for the first time since 1946. Flagler County unemployment stands at 15.9%, second highest in the state. Today’s release of Flagler County School Districts confirmed entering enrollment brings a little light into a dark room. The total current enrollment of 13,249 is 3% above the number ending the last school year.
The rise is good news to local families and taxpayers. State education money is allocated to school districts based on enrollment. This means the district will get more money from the state. The number only became available today because students cannot be dropped from the rolls until they have been absent for 10 days.

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