Opening day enrollment in public schools was 1,124, now 1,106.

    Since the first day of classes for the 2018-19 school year, for which the Crookston School Board “conservatively” projected a school year enrollment of 1,124 students, enrollment in Crookston Public Schools has dipped to 1,106, Superintendent Jeremy Olson reported this week.

    The majority of the decrease, however, he explained, can be attributed to high school seniors attending college full time at the University of Minnesota Crookston or Northland Community and Technical College through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO.)

    “When they do that they’re removed from our rosters,” Olson said. “So (the enrollment drop) is a little misleading.”