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La Conner student enrollment up

Numbers related to the COVID-19 pandemic have rarely been kind.

But La Conner Schools last week realized a rare exception to that trend when the district reported to the state an enrollment of a fraction more than 597 full time equivalent (FTE) students, 12 more than was budgeted prior to the start of fall semester.

State funding support is based on FTE data, so the school district will receive more state monies than anticipated.

An FTE student is one who spends six hours per day with the school district, La Conner Schools Superintendent Rich Stewart told the Weekly News.

“Funding follows the...


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