As Clarke County debates how best to utilize the school construction budget surplus that was created by lower-than-expected construction costs for the new high school, initial school enrollment figures for this year point to a lower than expected student population.
“This is a head count number only” Murphy said. “We are still enrolling kids and expect more students to show up.”
The 2,086 students are lower than the projected enrollment of 2,140. Murphy said that the higher student estimate was an administrative estimate and school officials were not surprised to see fewer students than last year.
“In a small county like Clarke enrollment projections are very hard to estimate” Murphy said.