On September 26, principals receive their final 2016-17 staffing allocations.
Student counts, the number of students enrolled in a school, are linked to funding. If more students than planned for enroll in a school or district, more staff can be hired to meet student needs. If fewer students enroll in a district, the district receives less money and must make up the extra cost by cutting a service or program. If fewer students enroll in a specific school, staffing adjustments must be made to support increased enrollment somewhere else in the system.