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School district downsizing--Facing up to declining enrollment
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by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills,
on Feb 21, 2018
Declining enrollment provides school districts with an opportunity to put their finances in order without going to the taxpayers for a bailout. The safety issues on school campuses will likely trigger defections, and further accelerate enrollment decline. Downsizing should be the operative word for San Mateo County school districts. Leasing, or selling off excess facilities should be at the top of their agendas.
An article in the San Mateo Daily Journal, regarding closure of 2 schools in the San Bruno Elementary School District, is a stark example of the problem.
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