The Broward County Public Schools system numbers are down.
According to officials they say the low enrollment numbers are down after schools were closed for a long period of time due to COVID-19.
Broward County Enrollment Chief Jill Young said there are more than ten thousand fewer students enrolled in public schools this year than before the pandemic.
She blames COVID-19 fears, especially since their biggest loss is younger children between five and 12 years old who have largely been illegible for the vaccine.
“I feel that a lot of parents have decided to make other arrangements beause of that fear of their child not being safe due to not everybody being vaccinated,” said Young.