Enrollment in the Cody School District continues to dip slightly as displayed in the end-of-year building totals.
For the 2018-19 school year average enrollment was 1,992 students, which superintendent Ray Schulte said is down roughly 20 students from the year before.
While beginning enrollment for next year is expected to be more than 2,000 students, fluctuations in the economy, such as the closing of Cody Labs could alter projections.
“With things taking place in the community, It’s a mystery what we will have in August,” he said.
What’s clear is the district remains below the high student enrollments early in the decade, including a six-year high of 2,174 in 2013.
As of last Oct. 25, there were 2,003 students enrolled – enrollment generally dips by the end of the year.
That end of the year Average Daily Membership is sent to the state education department and can effect district funding.
“This drives the funding model,” he said. “It’s a number that’s scrutinized very heavily.”
Cody High: 551
Cody Middle: 479
Heart Mountain: 31