Student transfers costing districts millions

Elkhart Truth file photo Students who transfer out of a school district take state funding with them. In the case of Goshen and Elkhart school districts, the loss of funding due to transfers totals millions. 

ELKHART — Student transfers are costing two of Elkhart County’s largest school districts millions in state funding.

Elkhart Community Schools lost $10,232,882 while Goshen Community Schools is seeing a loss of $2,296,272 due to students attending other public districts or participating in the private voucher program.

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Maybe they should try to improve their schools so that parents would want to transfer students in, instead of out.


Deogee, that makes too much sense. It seems a better idea is to ignore the problem and pivot to how good it is because less students are fleeing than the previous year.


I'm sure both of you have great ideas on how to do that. Please enlighten us all.

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