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By Jana Hill 

COVID-19 may impact local school budgets


Last updated 11/18/2020 at 3:30pm

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo School District

A student sits in class last fall at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center in Mukilteo. Schools around the state saw a reduction in enrollment the following year, with officials pointing to COVID-19. Enrollment numbers impact school budgets.

Enrollment in the Mukilteo School District has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten.

Using the actual enrollment in September and October, the Mukilteo School District has about 608 fewer students in K-12. Running Start has 79 more students than last year. Through October, 966 kindergarteners were enrolled, as contrasted with 1,178 last year.

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which oversees public schools in Washington state, said statewide enrollment dropped by 31,000 students w...

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