The numbers are bearing out that year-round enrollment is way below projections this year.
As noted in today's article, the 10-day numbers show that Wake's 49 year-round schools are 1,591 students below their projected enrollment. It's having a variety of consequences, including teachers changing schools, classes being broken up and families changing tracks.
Rosa Gill, chairwoman of the school board, said they'll discuss the 10th-day totals at Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting.
The year-round schools were projected to have 41,976 students by the 20th-day of classes this year. They're now at 40,385 students. Considering how the year-rounds picked up only 81 students between the 10th- and 20th-days last year, that deficit is likely to remain this year.
The biggest gap is at Leesville Road Elementary, where the school is 130 students below projections. Next comes Wilburn Elementary, which is 102 students short.
Enrollment at some of the converted schools is below their traditional-calendar totals.
Keep in mind that the projected enrollment is part of the revised one that staff came up with in June. Districtwide, Wake is projecting it will grow by 5,245 students, down from the official projection of 6,441 students.
Based on the year-round numbers and talks with principals at traditional-calendar schools, school board member Ron Margiotta thinks this year's net gain will be even less that 5,245 kids.