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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax district down 56 students from forecast


September 17, 2020

COLFAX—The Colfax School Board met Monday night to field a variety of items, including a drop in enrollment and subsequent impact on the budget, a construction update and the resignation of longtime junior high/high school girls basketball coach Corey Baerlocher.

The district’s September enrollment stands at 485.5 full-time equivalent students, down 56.5 from its forecast – which determines money coming from the state.

“That’s a big deal for us, a big financial hit,” said Jerry Pugh, Colfax superintendent, who was set to attend a Zoom meeting Tuesday with Chris Reykdal, state s...

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