Livingston school attendance at 94.5 percent after flood
LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials say less than 6 percent of students missed their first day back in the classrooms last week as classes resumed following widespread flooding in August.
Superintendent Rick Wentzel tells The Advocate more than 24,500 students, or roughly 94.5 percent of last year's Oct. 1 enrollment count, returned to classes.
The Oct. 1 enrollment count helps determine how much state funding each school district receives.
Wentzel said there has been some discussion about Livingston Parish receiving additional consideration in this year's funding calculations because of the flooding, but nothing is certain at this point.