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Preliminary Date Shows Continued Decline In Student Enrollment In County Schools

September 25th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Although the numbers are not yet official- the preliminary data shows a continuing decline in enrollment in the Allegany County Public School system- with a projected loss of 154 students from last year. The Maryland State Department of Education requires each county school district to report total enrollment by September 30 each year- and is important information as state funding is largely based on those numbers. The state formulates a per-pupil dollar figure which is multiplied by the total enrollment. The dollar figure produced is called “maintenance of effort,” which is a funding floor.  David Cox, Allegany County superintendent of schools, gave a presentation on enrollment at Monday’s regular meeting of the Allegany County Board of Education…


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