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October 23, 2014

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Higher-than-expected student enrollment boosts CCSD funding

The Clark County School District is receiving more state per-pupil funding than it expected after its student enrollment figures came in over projection.

The School District — the nation’s fifth-largest — has 314,643 students, according to the official enrollment count from October. That’s 1,861 more students than projected for this school year.

The additional students mean the district is getting $4.8 million more in state education funding than it expected. Clark County’s allotment of the state’s per-pupil funding this school year is $5,457, according to the district.

In addition, the School District saw higher than expected revenues from local school support taxes totaling $12.4 million.

Overall, the School District is receiving $45.5 million more than it expected when it approved its budget for the 2013-14 school year in May, during the middle of the legislative session. The School District will submit its last budget — approved unanimously by the School Board on Thursday night — to the state department of taxation by Jan. 1.

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