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Colfax student count increases in 2021


April 15, 2021

COLFAX — Enrollment in the Colfax School District continues to increase.

They are now just 4.84 full-time equivalent students under its forecast from last July. Student counts dropped significantly in the fall as the junior high and high schools were online-only until October, then hybrid until Feb. 1.

The school district was granted an extra $280,000 payment from the federal CARES Act to cover the student count gap.

School funding is based on the forecast of students created each summer before a school year starts, then is adjusted in January to reflect the true numbers.

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