Tuesday, April 26, 2011

School closures considered due to funding cuts, low enrollment

School closures considered due to funding cuts, low enrollment Phoenix News Arizona News azfamily.com Phoenix News

Demographer Rick Brammer studies Arizona school districts and says the economy has a lot to do with it.

“We’ve managed to lose 250,000 jobs or so over a 2 to 3-year period,” says Brammer. “Some of that fueled and exacerbated by Senate Bill 1070 and the outflow of some of the Hispanic population.”

While consolidating schools might be fiscally responsible, some parents wonder what will happen to the vacant schools. Allread says, “We do want to hold onto our assets because if enrollment increases we will want to expand again.”

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