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Enrollment down, but more economically disadvantaged students in Col. County

Sep 08, 2016 12:05 am
Jeanette Wolfberg reports that enrollment in Columbia County public schools fell by over 6½ percent from 2011 through 2014. At the same time, the number of students classified as “economically disadvantaged” rose by more than 14 percent, according to the New York State Education Department’s Student Information Repository System (SIRS). In 2014-2015 there were 7,076 students attending schools in Chatham, Germantown, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, New Lebanon, and Taconic Hills school districts, with student enrollment dropping the most in New Lebanon, and the least at Ichabod Crane. There were 3,398 “economically disadvantaged” students in the schools in 2014-15. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.