Despite a still lagging economy, enrollment is higher than projected in both the Washougal and Camas school districts.
Washougal’s full-time equivalency count is 2,833, an increase of 39 from last September, and 84 more than projected in the budget.
The FTE count for Camas is 5,887 students, an increase of 259 from last September, and 1.4 perecent more than projected in the budget.
Donna Gregg, director of business services for the Camas School District, said the increase is likely due to several factors.
“I would credit the excellent reputation we have as a school district,” she said. “Our staff and programs continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students. In addition, the withdrawal of the HomeLink program from Camas did create an additional impact to our district’s enrollment.”