New start date legislation and slowing birth rates have led to a drop in North Carolina public school average daily membership (ADM) enrollment . Earlier this year DPI estimated a decline of about 12,000 students (See page 2).
That said, why does the House education Budget include $27.2 million that “restores mandatory increases for certain line items associated with growing student headcount? See page F-1 in the House Budget document.
And you wonder why public education costs so much.