The declining student trend that's hurting Iola is helping Humboldt, where some new students moving into the district after school started are giving school board members a little cushion in the budget for the current year. By the time of the official count date last fall, Humboldt's enrollment was 528 full-time students. The budget was built based on 495. That means the district will receive, in the form of those school-aid payments the state has deposited late the last six months, and extra 84-thousand dollars it had not budgeted for. Using that money requires a formal amendment to the budget, which has two months left. That amendment is to be published this week and ready for approval by the May board meeting or a special meeting before then.