LAUSD Loses Additional 5,000 in Enrollment

The numbers are in and Los Angeles Unified’s enrollment is even smaller than expected.

Enrollment dropped an additional .45 percent, or about 5,400 students. According to district officials.

That drop means the district has lost $17 million in funding.

The district has been losing a roughly consistent 13,000 to 14,000 students each year, forcing the district to make steep budget cuts. The additional 5,000 student loss this year means the board will have to reconvene to adjust future budget decisions.

Los Angeles Unified is estimating that charter schools are to blame for about 50 percent of the students who leave the district.

Read more at the LA Times.