By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

School enrollment moves up slightly to 266 students


October 19, 2022

School enrollment is heading in the right direction, but just slightly.

After counting 257 students during the state-mandated annual tally last year, this year’s Wrangell enrollment count was at 266 as of last week, said Schools Superintendent Bill Burr.

The school district had estimated 263 students when it put together its budget for the 2022-2023 school year. State funding, which provides more than 60% of the district’s operating budget, is based on enrollment, with districts statewide required to submit their count every October.

The high school count is up a little this year, Burr said. B...

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