Today is the official “pupil count date” for Colorado K-12 public school students. Annually on October 1 school districts report attendance numbers for purposes of school funding. School funding is based on student population. The Colorado Department of Education has issued a Student October Count Audit Resource Guide that can answer parents’ and school administrators’ questions about the process. For further information about this year’s count, see this page from the Colorado Department of Education. Data back to 2000 can be accessed here through our library. Additionally, our library has pupil membership reports in print going back to the 1960s. Check our library’s web catalog and contact us for more information.