Preliminary numbers show Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the largest school district in Indiana, passing Indianapolis Public Schools by about 500 students.
Although final enrollment numbers will not be confirmed until later this year, initial figures reported Friday showed FWCS with an enrollment of 30,622 and IPS with 30,128.
The state uses the enrollment number from count day to calculate funding for districts. The preliminary numbers every district in the state submitted must be reconciled by state education officials. The state review includes looking for situations in which two districts claimed the same student was enrolled.