PORT ANGELES — When the 2000-2001 school year started with 85 fewer students than planned, Jim Jones had to scramble to redo the budget.
Fall 2000 enrollment in the Port Angeles School District had been projected by planners to be 4,689 when the budget was drawn up.
Instead, 4,604 students showed up.
That was bad news, financially.
In the Port Angeles district, each student brings almost $6,000 in federal and state funding and grants, according to Jones, the district’s finance director.
This meant the district would be short by at least $500,000.For the complete story see Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News, on sale in Clallam and Jefferson counties.