Education
3:19 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Count Day appears to have been Kind to Ypsilanti Community Schools

Student count day appears to have shown a substantial rise in the number of students in Ypsilanti Community Schools.  

Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education President David Bates (l) and Superintendent Scott Menzel (r).
Credit Bob Eccles

Superintendent Scott Menzel says unaudited numbers from Wednesday's count showed 4547 students in class - 55 more than in the fall.  

It's possible some students who may have been out sick or not in school for another legitimate reason could be added to the total.  

Similarly, not all the students counted Wednesday may be the "full-time equivalent" students the state uses to determine funding for school districts.  

It'll be several weeks before the official numbers are known.  

Wednesday's count represents 10 percent of the funding equation, while the fall count represents 90 percent.