PALMER— Mat-Su Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Trani provided an update on school numbers at the School Board meeting on Wednesday.
Though the district had projected over 19,200 students in schools this year, students are showing up at school in numbers much lower than projections. However, one number is staying the same. During his enrollment report, Trani reported that about 65 percent of MSBSD students are attending schools for in-person instruction, a number which has not changed in the weeks since school opened. A total of 17,836 students are enrolled in MSBSD schools with 11,604 at school, 2,888 participating in at-home learning and 3,344 in correspondence courses.
Only three schools remain in ‘yellow’ status’ in regards to COVID-19 infection. The schools are Meadow Lakes Elementary, Tanaina Elementary and Palmer High School which identified a positive case on Monday and reopened to in-person instruction on Wednesday. Trani also provided a