School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Average Daily Membership count, taken in September and again in February, to determine how much money each school district will receive.
While some urban school districts are seeing declining student enrollment, numbers are increasing in suburban districts, in some cases because of their open enrollment policies.
Some local school officials like the idea of a second school-count day, while others don't.
Wheeler High School teacher Teri Anderson, left, leads her students during Calculus class on Sept. 15.
Ready Elementary School second-grader Christopher Walker ties his shoe Thursday in the hallway at the Griffith school. Superintendent Pete Morikis said Griffith Public Schools is down about 60 students, to 2,520 students.
Students at Ready Elementary School wait in line for lunch Thursday at the Griffith school. Superintendent Pete Morikis said Griffith Public Schools is down about 60 students, to 2,520 students.
Teri Anderson teaches students in a calculus class Thursday at Wheeler High School.
Wheeler High School senior Elly Nau listens to teacher Teri Anderson during a calculus class Thursday. Enrollment numbers varied for local schools Friday, the day the state took a headcount of Indiana students.
School leaders across Northwest Indiana eagerly counted the number of students in school Friday for Average Daily Membership day.
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