Albion reports more home-schoolers, out-of-district placements

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 October 2020 at 1:38 pm

ALBION — The school has more home schoolers this year and more students at out-of-district placements, according to an enrollment report reviewed by the Boar doc Education on Monday.

Albion has 81 home schoolers this school year, and that doesn’t count students who are doing remote-only instruction where they are home but still educated through the school district.

Those 81 home schoolers are up from 55 in 2019-20.

This year there are also 70 out-of-district placements. That includes 25 students in private school placements, up from 23 last year.

The placements this year include 7 at Notre Dame in Batavia, 6 at St. Joseph’s in Batavia, 4 at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Holley, 2 at Orleans County Christian School in Medina, 2 at St. Paul Lutheran School in Batavia, 2 at Lake Ontario Baptist Academy in Hamlin, and 1 each at Genesee Christian Academy in Batavia and Pinnacle Lutheran School in Rochester.

Albion also has two students attending other public schools, 12 in BOCES placements, 29 in CSE placements at schools for students with disabilities, and 2 in foster care placements at other schools.

Albion’s enrollment to start the 2020-21 school year is listed at 1,792, which is down 73 students from a year ago. The 1,792 students include 539 in the high school, 420 in the middle school and 833 in the elementary school.

The district is doing a hybrid schedule to start the year with students in-person for school two days a week and the other three days remotely. Students also have the option to do remote only.

Albion’s enrollment in 2019-20 included 1,865 students with 544 in the high school, 427 in middle school and 894 in elementary school.

The district last year had 122 out-of-district placements, which includes the 55 homeschoolers, 23 in private schools, 22 in schools for children with disabilities, 8 foster care placements in other schools, 10 BOCES placements, and four at other public schools.

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