CA public school enrollment declined during 2020-2021 school year, data shows

Overall enrollment was down across the state by more than 160,000 students during the 2020-2021 academic year.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Department of Education has released new public school enrollment data, showing a sharp decline as the state deals with the pandemic.

Overall enrollment was down across the state by more than 160,000 students during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Data also shows 88% of the drop in enrollment occurred in Kindergarten to sixth grade.

In Central California, enrollment at the Fresno Unified School District is down by 962 students.

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The Department of Education compiled the report from data submitted annually by local educational agencies.

Under California law enacted during the pandemic, school districts will not experience a decline in revenues due to these enrollment figures.

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