Grand Ledge and Okemos schools each gained more than 100 students since last fall, making them the biggest winners for this year's fall count day.

Wednesday was count day across the state.  It's become an increasingly important day for Michigan schools since voters approved Proposition A in 1994, tying the majority of state funding to enrollment numbers.

While having more students is good news for the district, it also comes with more costs, including the need to hire more staff.  Here's more information from the Lansing State Journal.