Greetings from the NESDEC office! 

NESDEC has been assisting school districts with their planning efforts for over 75 years. For decades, one of NESDEC’s most requested planning tools has been our Fall Annual Enrollment Projection Report. The report is provided free of charge to approximately 300 NESDEC-affiliated school districts throughout New England, and updated at mid-year for no extra cost.

It is important to update enrollment projects every year to identify changes in enrollment patterns as soon as possible. Districts rely upon NESDEC’s enrollment projections for budget preparation, staffing decisions, classroom space allocation, delivery of education, and numerous other planning endeavors.

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the global economy has seen fluctuations in real estate markets and job trends, which have impacted student attendance patterns. Over the past few years, we have seen how school enrollment patterns can differ substantially from one district to another, with some districts losing students while others experience an influx of students.

Regardless of the challenges, school administrators require hard data to make their cases for funding and allocation of educational space. Much of that data comes in the form of enrollment projections. NESDEC is pleased to provide enrollment projections in the fall as well as updated projections at the approximate mid-point of the school year. Both sets of projections are provided at no extra cost for affiliated districts. 

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 the data form will be available. Note: There are two tabs in the spreadsheet. The first tab contains the instructions for filling out the data form, and the second tab is the actual form.

Please return data forms to NESDEC by December 5, 2022. Forms will be accepted after this date; however, to meet your District’s planning schedule, we suggest having the projections done prior to the New Year.

On March 1, 2023 our "Second Semester" data form will be sent to all Districts who received a Fall SY 2022/23 enrollment report. Enrollment projections will be updated at that time based on spring data. After you have completed the form, please email to NESDEC (ep@nesdec.org) as an attachment.

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