Enrollment slump continues for La Conner

School district expects 30 fewer students in 2024-25


March 13, 2024

La Conner Schools officials are bracing for fewer students again this fall.

School district financial chief David Cram is projecting 460 full-time K-12 enrolled students in 2024-25, 30 fewer than this year.

“That’s the number we’ll use as we build our budget,” he said.

The net loss of 30 students translates to a loss for La Conner Schools of about $330,000 in state funds next year. Enrollment is the main driver of support the state provides to its public school districts.

Cram told school board members at their March 11 study session that his forecast is based on an entering kindergarten class...

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