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Student count up

October 24, 2012

Clarkston schools' student count is up this year, by 26.64 full-time equivalents (FTE).

The state requires districts to count up full-time equivalencies when calculating per-pupil funding. Unofficial student count for Clarkston from Oct. 3 is 8,019.64, up from 7,993 last year. Students are less than full time when they receive special education or other services during the day.

Total headcount is about 8,800 students. Clarkston's state funding is $7,082 per pupil. Last year's per pupil funding was $7,382, according to the state.