Broward Schools fear less funding after students number decreased for thousands
Tamarac, Florida – On Sunday school board members in Broward County continued their search for missing students.
According to officials, thousands of students are not in the system due to COVID-19 concerns.
Some parents are apprehensive about sending their children to school because of COVID-19, according to Broward Interim Superintendent Vickie Cartwright.
There are about 10,000 fewer students enrolled in public schools this year, despite the population in Broward County is increasing.
This caused Broward County Public Schools to launch a campaign, going door to door to trying and get children back into the school system.
Fewer students means less dollars, with Broward already dipping into federal COVID-19 funds to keep from cutting jobs and programs.
“I had one yesterday had another one today where the parents were concerned,” said Cartwright. “‘What is it going to look like for my child inside of school? How are we protecting our children from not getting Covid?’”
Next week the final number of children re-engaging back into school will be finalized.