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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax school could lose $462,000


November 5, 2020

Jerry Pugh

Jerry Pugh

COLFAX –– Colfax School District lost about 8% of its students because of COVID and it's going to cost the district funding, possibly $462,000.

The Colfax school board discussed how many students dropped out at its regular meeting on Oct. 26. In September and October the district lost 42 of the 502 students, said Superintendent Jerry Pugh.

The district is preparing for a budget shortfall since state funding is based on the number of students. Washington school districts receive between $11,000-$12,000 from the state for each full-time student per year, he added.

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