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Enrollment Increases at West Central Schools

west central logoThe West Central School Board members reviewed the ADM, or Average Daily Membership, count during their meeting last week.

Superintendent Don Street commented that the enrollment is up from last year.

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ADM Counts Vary at Local Schools

The Average Daily Membership, or ADM, count was taken at every school in the state on Friday, Sept. 13. Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the corporation was down 31 students from the same point last year and 19.5 students down from the projected DOE tuition page. Last Friday’s total came to 1,850.5 students. Kindergarten students are counted as a half-student.

“In this particular year, the elementary was up one student compared to last year. The middle school was down 14 and the high school was down 18,” reported Gappa. “Last year the middle school was up three. It varies from year to year in the class sizes. With the money following the students and open enrollment, it has changed things a little bit more.”

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Student Count Day Important Factor in Funding

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

The Average Daily Membership count for students at all school corporations is this Friday, Sept. 13. It is imperative that all students make it to school that day. The state takes the number of students at the corporation for the day and that number is what determines the funding for the corporation.

If a corporation is less a few students, then that money does not come to the school.

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ADM Counts Reported at Eastern Pulaski, West Central Schools

Dr. Robert Klitzman

Dr. Robert Klitzman

The Average Daily Membership, or ADM counts, were conducted throughout the state for all school corporations last Friday. Schools rely on this count as corporations receive funding for every student counted on that day.

Eastern Pulaski School Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman said that his corporation is down approximately 30 students. That amounts to a loss of $150,000 in funding for the school. Dr. Klitzman said this year’s count was 1,190.

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Knox Community School Board Discusses ADM Count

Gary Dulin, Jerry Fletcher, Harold Welter, Mary Lynn Ritchie, Kirk Bennett, Nathan Marcum, Mike Yankauskas, Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board members discussed the Corporation’s Average Daily Membership (ADM) at their meeting this week. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the count was done on September 16th and he discussed the enrollment with the Board.

“This year our ADM count for the entire corporation is 1,929 students,” said Gappa. “That is compared with 1,931 students last year so we are two students less. The State had forecast us to be eight students down so in relationship to what the State forecast us, we’re ahead of that game. Of course, we would like to grow in attendance, but I think we’ve held our own in comparison to many of the neighboring corporations.”

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West Central Enrollment Down 37.5 Students

The West Central School Board discussed enrollment and funding during their meeting last week. The count day was September 16th and the enrollment figures were sent to the state to be placed in a funding formula in order to determine the amount the state will provide in funding to the corporation.

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West Central School Board Concerned about Enrollment Numbers

The West Central School Board discussed enrollment at their meeting last week.

The Average Daily Membership (ADM) taken at the beginning of this year was 824 students compared to 865 last year. This translates to a $250,100 loss in state support as tuition money follows the student. The actual ADM count will be in September when all students are encouraged to be in class that day so the School Corporation can receive all the money it can for every student that is enrolled.

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