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Ketchikan district has more students than last year

The four-week counting period for school districts to determine their enrollment ended Friday. The Ketchikan School District reports that its official average daily membership for this year is 2,222 students.

According to Human Resources Director Rick Rafter, that is an increase of 55 students over last year’s count.

The state uses the average daily membership to determine funding for each school district. The base student allocation for each student is $5,680. That base number can be adjusted after other considerations are factored in, such as special education needs, and the size of the school each student attends.

Rafter says a more detailed report likely will be provided during an upcoming Ketchikan School Board meeting.

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