Wyoming Continues to See Increase in K-12 Enrollment
K-12 enrollment is up in the Cowboy State.
"We went from 93,303 students last school year to 94,002 students this school year," said Kari Eakins, Communications Director for the WDE. "We had about 83,700 students in the 2005-06 school year, but enrollment has been rising every year since then."
Eakins says the amount of funding school districts receive from the state is largely dependent on their enrollment numbers.
"They do a snapshot of their district on October 1 of every year and then send that information to the state," said Eakins. "That information determines how much money each school district will receive."