Yes, I understand it’s for accounting purposes for the district’s public-school-at-home program. The p-s-a-h children don’t require full use of the school’s physical plant, therefore not as much support funding is necessary. Still ….
Fairfield Daily Ledger, Fairfield, Iowa, 14 November 2006, Fairfied’s school enrollment down by about 50 students
Students enrolled in the district’s homeschool program are counted as a 0.6 student. The 6 kindergartners count as 3.6 students. The 1 first grader counts as 0.6. The 2 second graders are counted as 1.2 students. The 3 third graders equal 1.8 students. The 4 fourth graders equal 2.4 students. The 9 fifth graders equal 5.4 students. The district’s 25 home school students equal 15 resident students. Last year, the district had 20.4.