by Coy Holcombe.
Today we will look at the attendance numbers through the end of the third six weeks. The actual numbers will be compared with those used to build the budget for 08-09.
As you can see, the main difference in the two columns is in the overall ADA. This difference can be traced directly to our decreased enrollment. Our attendance rate for the third six weeks was good (about 96.3%). Although fuel costs have decreased drastically over the last 6 months, this alone has not been enough to bring families back into our district. The overall state of the economy is having an impact on our district. I do not see this changing much throughout 2009. As we plan for our 2009-2010 budget, this factor will play a major role.
Tomorrow, we will look at how the above numbers translate into state aid for the district.