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October 17, 2019 Mid-Prairie enrollment stays level
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Preliminary enrollment figures for the Mid-Prairie Community School District show a drop of five students from the previous year.

However, Superintendent Mark Schneider told the school board Monday evening that these are not the certified numbers reported to the state. Those numbers, which are used to determine state financing for the district, will not be certified until Nov. 1.

Overall, the district showed a drop from 1,809 students on Oct. 1, 2018, to 1,804 students this Oct. 1.

The biggest drop came in preschool students, down 16 from the previous year.

The high school had an additional 29 students.

The Home School Assistance Program dropped by 13 students, but Schneider noted that those numbers do not include students served from Clear Creek-Amana, Williamsburg and English Valleys.

District officials closely watch enrollment numbers. The state allocates money to each district based on the certified enrollment. Drops in enrollment mean a drop in state funding.

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