Southeastern Local School District’s enrollment is smaller by 27 students this year, but the superintendent said the fluctuation is normal and doesn’t think it is all due to COVID-19.
“I don’t think the decrease is totally due to COVID-19,” said Superintendent David Shea. “We have seen this fluctuation range in the district before.”
Three Champaign County schools also said their decrease in enrollment is due to not only COVID-19 but also students enrolling in homeschooling and smaller class sizes.
Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools is down by two students, Urbana City Schools is down by 29 students and Triad Local School District is down by 22 students this year than last year.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we did see some families opt for a homeschooling experience this year,” said Mechanicsburg Superintendent Danielle Prohaska. “We also have closed open enrollment in many grades and buildings due to the ability to space students within the classroom. Closing open enrollment has had the biggest impact on numbers, as we have denied several open enrollment students this year which we would have previously approved.”
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