There are likely going to be fewer students in schools on the islands this year than earlier predicted.
Although the numbers are tentative at the moment, Superintendent of Schools Mike Woods says they counted 799 in school last Friday, down from 809 predicted earlier this year.
The number of students is important, as school board funding is based on it, as of the end of September. Every student is worth close to $10,000 in funding, so a drop of ten or more is not insignificant.
Mr. Woods says more accurate figures will soon be available.
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