School district enrollment topped 5,000 this year, an unexpected occurrence given the economic uncertainty in Delta County. In preparing the fiscal year budget, school district administrators anticipated a drop in enrollment of 100. Instead, the unofficial results for the October result indicate an increase of 32 -- as measured in full-time equivalency, not number of students.
District leadership cautions the numbers will not be finalized until the first week of November.
According to data presented at a recent legislative visit, enrollment in Delta County has not hit the 5,000 mark since 2012-13, when enrollment was pegged at 5,034.
The "official" student count is the basis for state funding of $7,187 for each full-time student.
Two of the four marijuana questions on the November ballot were narrowly approved by voters in the City of Delta. Measure 2F allows the establishment of medical marijuana centers. Measure 2H permits the establishment of medical marijuana cultivation, testing, research and manufacturing facilities.