Yngrid Huff, the Fulton district’s executive director of operational planning, told board members that “many parents have grappled with decisions on when and where to enroll their children” this year.
She said more parents enrolled students in homeschool programs or study pods.
District officials expect enrollment to bounce back a bit next school year. They currently project numbers will increase by about 1.7% to a total of 91,946 students.
“Hopefully this last year was the only year of this anomaly, and we will start approaching back to what our expectations are for the future,” said board President Julia Bernath.