Lafayette Parish schools enrollment increased by more than 1,000 on Friday _lowres

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- First grade French immersion teacher Christie Diesi reads to students on the first day of class at Myrtle Place Elementary Thursday, August 13, 2015, in Lafayette, La.

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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