Marquette, NICE school districts report consistent student numbers on count day

Superintendents for Marquette and NICE school districts both say the schools are anticipating...
Superintendents for Marquette and NICE school districts both say the schools are anticipating student counts to remain consistent.(wluc)
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The first count day of the school year for districts across the state happened Wednesday.

It’s a critical day for smaller districts, as schools receive $9,150 per student from the state. Superintendents for the Marquette Area Public Schools and NICE Community Schools both say the districts are anticipating student counts to remain consistent.

Marquette is expecting around 3,200 in the district.

“I expect our numbers to be strong. We have relatively stable numbers in most of our grades and a pretty large kindergarten group coming in which should help greatly,” Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Zack Sedgwick said.

NICE is expecting around 1,170 students.

“One of the silver linings of the covid mess is that state revenue is up. A lot of money came flowing from the federal government to the states and luckily here in Michigan the state has shared that money with the schools,” NICE Community Schools Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine said.

The next count day will be Feb. 8 of next year.