PSD budget revision reflects low student count


January 21, 2021

Chart courtesy of the Petersburg School District

The chart above shows enrollment numbers at the Petersburg School District over the last 11 years.

The Petersburg School Board approved a winter revision to the fiscal year 2021 budget that addresses changes in funding and needs mainly due to a decrease in enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Petersburg School District projected an enrollment of 470 students across all three schools in the district in the 2020-2021 school year, according to Finance Director Karen Morrison; however, there are only 426 students currently enrolled with the school district. That's an 8.83 percent decrease from the 467 students enrolled in the 2019-2010 school year.

As a result, the school district has...

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