SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va -- School districts are gearing up for the first day of school and the amount of money each district gets from the state, depends on how many kids enroll.
A WHSV reporter went around the Valley on Monday to get the latest enrollment numbers.
Staunton City Schools have close to 3,000 students enrolled, but compare this number to last year and it has not changed much.
Augusta County Schools still expect about 10,000 students.
In Harrisonburg, city schools expect to see nearly 200 more students this year. That district usually gets about $4,000 per student.
Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Schools Dr. Scott Kizner said he is thankful for the money, but at there is a down side.
“It's kind of a double-edged sword because in one way you're appreciative you're going to have additional money. On the other hand, often that money is paired with a requirement,” said Dr. Kizner.
The state checks in with school districts twice a year for enrollment numbers, once in September, after school starts, and once in March.