More than 1,300 new Lafayette Parish School System students showed up for their first day of school Friday — a day behind the estimated 30,000 students who marked the start of the 2015-16 school year Thursday.
School officials have said they anticipate increased enrollment this year, but a total preliminary enrollment count remains unavailable.
Based on Friday counts, 1,327 more students showed up for the actual second day of school, school officials reported in a news release Friday.
In addition, a few more students previously enrolled at charter schools registered in the public school system , bringing the total to 105, officials reported.
The school system launched a marketing campaign a few weeks before the school year began to target charter school students, as well as home school students with its K-12 virtual academy.
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