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Kudos to my predecessor Vlad Kogan for noticing the flub in this U-T story about enrollment in San Diego schools. The article heralds increased enrollment numbers as a sign that more money will flow into schools. California doles out between $6,000 and $7,000 a year for each student, each year, so the reported bump in enrollment from 133,381 to 135,053 looks like serious dough.
Unfortunately, the figures used include kids headed to charter schools — and the school district doesn’t get money for those kids.
Are the schools due for more attendance funds this year? A better way to tell would be comparing non-charter enrollment between this year and last. I’m requesting the numbers. Check back for an update soon.
— EMILY ALPERT