5000 Alabama students haven’t shown up for any sort of class

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state education superintendent says preliminary reports indicate that more than 5,000 students haven’t shown up for any sort of classes, virtual or in-person.

Eric Mackey says they’re likely to have a hard time catching up — and the enrollment drop could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers. That’s because the state funding formula is based on enrollment.
Mackey says he’s hoping the Legislature will make a temporary change to avoid that.

He says one possibility might be basing it on average enrollment for the past couple of years.

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