Lansing School District loses 500 students

Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 20, 2015

A little more than six weeks after Michigan's "Count Day," the Lansing School District has finally released its enrollment numbers for the fall semester.

The district is down 495 students from a year ago. That comes out to a loss of nearly $4 million in state funding and nearly $672,000 less than the district budgeted for.

The administration's presentation at Thursday night's school board meeting pointed out that statewide enrollment has dropped over the last five years, and shows more families are moving out of cities and into the suburbs. Administrators say the district needs to do a better job of marketing itself.