Increased enrollment boosts school district budget


December 21, 2023

Student enrollment in Petersburg School District increased beyond initial expectations, providing a boost in revenues.

Student enrollment in PSD increased by 39.1, bringing enrollment to a student count of 469.1. State funding for PSD increased by $1,162,300, arriving at a total of $7,198,073.

The State of Alaska funds school districts based on the number of students enrolled, known as the Base Student Allocation (BSA).

There is a state-mandated 20-day student count period in October that establishes a district’s enrollment number as something to base the funding off of.

The district cre...

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