The Anchorage School District is taking a big hit to its budget this year, after failing to hit estimates on the number of students leaving the district.
School Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop says during last year's state count, which happens during the month of November, and over a 20-day period, the district estimated that it would lose about 270 students from the system.
Friday, the official numbers were released, and Bishop says, in fact, about 600 students are no longer part of the district.
This drop in the student count amounts to a $3.5 million hit to this year's budget. Bishop says they were simply off this year, and this is not typical.