Juneau school enrollment down 109 students, budget adjustments will result

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School District was surprised last year with a higher than expected enrollment. It's the other way around this year.

    Superintendent Mark Miller provided an update on Action Line Friday.    "We saw 109 less students  that we were expecting. That's tough for us.  It's going to mean some budget adjustments as we more forward through the year."

    Miller said the decline amounts to about a $900,000 hit to the district's budget.

    He's not sure where those students went.

    In its 2017 Economic Indicators report due out next week, the Juneau Economic Development Council says the city and borough's population declined by 400 last year.

    Interestingly, Miller says enrollment  is up in other Southeast areas including Haines and Skagway.

     

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