Louisiana will have to send more money to local school districts this year because enrollment exceeded expectation, resulting in a potential revenue shortfall of $42 million in fiscal 2011.

The Department of Education notified Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier this week that 9,000 more students than anticipated were in public schools on Oct 1. The state budget was based on 658,000 public school students, but actual enrollment totaled 667,500.

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