Carson City student turnover, development leads to lost $ 2 million in revenue
In his report to the Carson City School Board on September 14, District Tax Services Director Andrew Feuling said the district has savings and emergency relief funds for elementary and secondary schools (ESSERs). to offset negative economic impacts, but its enrollment numbers for 2021-2022 are not what the district expected.
A drop of 260 students in CCSD’s Average Daily Enrollment (ADE), from approximately 7,606 students to 7,346 since August, indicates a fiscal impact on its results and overall changes in the Carson City housing market , according to Feuling. Those ADE numbers were based on figures calculated and provided by documentation used by the Nevada legislature, which seemed reasonable at the time, Feuling said, adding that all districts expected to have an impact due to of COVID-19.
For Carson City, the loss is forcing the District to replenish more and make adjustments, as his listing is not where he planned to be on his most recent ADE tally. The drop in income does not come from the loss of students who are already attending Carson City schools, Fueling noted. The change is represented in this turnover in which there are fewer kindergartens starting each new school year.
In 2019-2020, there were 537 preschools enrolled, which fell to 472 in 2020-21, and as of September 14 of this year, they have slowly climbed to 496. However, there were 602 graduates in 2019- 2020, 593 in 2020-21 and only 552 this year as of September 14.
At the intermediate level, CCSD saw an overall drop in enrollment of 80 students, combining figures from Carson Middle and Eagle Valley High Schools. The number of high school students has remained roughly stable.
The total amount of funding approved by the Legislature, taking into account the average daily tally enrollment of 7,606.1 at a rate of $ 7,763 per student, was approximately $ 71.9 million but with the Of the 260 students enrolled in the tally of 7,346, the amount dropped to more than $ 69.8 million, resulting in a loss of $ 2 million for Carson City.
Feuling added as with any school year, it is likely that the CCSD will continue to enroll students, adding a few dollars and altering the total funding.
The board approved a balanced budget last June for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Its ESSER III funds, amounting to $ 9.9 million, will help offset costs and any reduction in expenses resulting from remaining vacancies is a benefit, Feuling said. But if those ESSER III funds were to be used sooner, this strategy would reduce the use of that money in fiscal year 2024, he said. However, this remains early and planning continues.
At the joint meeting between the Carson City Board of Directors and the School District Board of Directors on September 2, Community Development Director Hope Sullivan and Feuling provided data on the impact of the local housing market on the city’s student population. Census data, Sullivan said, found Carson City’s population grew from 23% in 2000 to 21% in 2010 to 19% in 2020, and Feuling said despite the city’s growth, with a population of 58,000 in 2020, the real number of young people 18 and under has fallen from 12,000 to 11,000 in recent months.
“Knowing this now, and looking at the development, we don’t see the number of school-aged children that we would have expected from most developments in town,” Feuling said.
Although he said it was not difficult to make projections, COVID-19 remains a dominant influence for policymakers and school districts in determining where federal and state funds go.
“You have this unknown of what happens once COVID goes away, but these known developments and do we continue to see fewer students than expected among these and what the impact is on the districts,” Feuling said. On call. “In the long run it kind of comes down to the legislature and how much does it continue to invest in education if the funding continues as it has over the last decade. … If they start to move, then everything will be fine.