Correction: School enrollment drops 351

Enrollment in the Carson City School District dropped by 351 students this year, down to 7,659 from 8,010 from the year before.

A story in Saturday's Nevada Appeal was incorrect by 40 students.

Enrollment in Nevada is used to determine how much funding a school district receives. Officials also use the numbers to decide staffing levels and programs in the district.

Superintendent Richard Stokes said the district had anticipated some loss, but hoped it wouldn't be as substantial as it turned out to be.

"We're stinging a little bit," he said. "It's tough to deal with the loss of that many students."

He will discuss the implications of the declining enrollment with school board members at Tuesday's 7 p.m. meeting at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

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