The number of students plays an important role in school finances because state aid to schools is based upon a per pupil number. This could amount to payment of $7,419 per pupil according to an Iowa Legislative Services Agency projection. That totals $11,091,405 for South Tama in the current year.
Last year they payment was $6,976 per pupil in the state.
South Tama enrollment for the current school year shows an enrollment increase of five students in pre-school - elementary, a total of 15 less students in high school and a drop of four students enrolled in middle school.
Fact BoxSTC ENROLLMENT
Elementary* 740 745
Mid. School 317 313
High School 452 437
STC Total 1,509 1,495
*includes 83 pre-school students and students K-5