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Should school leaders close, consolidate under-enrolled schools?

January 10, 2020

Chicago isn’t the only districts struggling with school enrollment numbers. Student declines are also expected in California and in the Philadelphia City School District. In Los Angeles, the number of children is dropping while the number of residents is growing and, considering California is one of many states that allocates funds based on the number of students that attend public schools, this could pose a problem. Declining enrollment also means that downsizing staff and selling off district property are likely.

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