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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Attendance means money, learning


September 5, 2019

Flomaton Elementary School began the 2018-19 school year with 367 students enrolled. This year there are 391 students enrolled but the school has one less teacher.

Simple math should say that Flomaton Elementary School has 24 more students enrolled for the 2019-20 school year that the school should have another teacher. It doesn't work that way.

The state of Alabama allocates teacher units based on the number of students enrolled during the first 20 days after Labor Day for the next school year. It's pretty cut and dried. I've seen waivers allowed due to hurricanes and other issues, but the...

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