Sunday, May 22, 2011

Greece Central Enrollment Falls Further

  
SCHOOL CHOICE STUDY SESSION
TUESDAY NIGHT 6:30PM

"The choice options were started in the early 1990s as a way to cope with spiking enrollment and equalize class sizes across the district's 20 schools. But since that time, the district's enrollment has fallen from a peak of more than 14,000 students to its current enrollment of 11,800." (Today's D&C)


  • CAPACITY (late 90's) ~~17,000 STUDENTS/20 SCHOOLS
  • SOC's FORMED (early 90's) ~~ APPROX. 14,000 STUDENTS
  • CURRENT ENROLLMENT ~~ 11,800 STUDENTS/20 SCHOOLS*

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE HAVE OUTLIVED
THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE CREATED.

GCSD NEEDS TO CLOSE SEVERAL SCHOOLS
TO BECOME FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY MORE
TO SUPPORT SERVICES THEY CAN NOT ACCESS.

SCHOOLS-of-CHOICE PROVIDE
NO EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT TO THE DISTRICT.

* Students from Barnard were moved to newly constructed space for them at the Longridge School campus where they were consolidated into one school.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The article also alluded to the benefits here and elsewhere of the K-6 schools. AFter we close a few of the excess ones, let's return the open schools to a K-6, 7-9 and HS format.

Anonymous said...

They used higher numbers all year. Is everyone suddenly leaving?

Anonymous said...

Elections have consequences. If you don't like the outcome, find better candidates.

SCATS said...

To 6:59PM ~~ In case you just tuned in, few want to be on the Greece school board any more, thus 3 people (2 incumbents) for 3 seats. People don't even bother voting any longer. They know it doesn't matter. I think it's a great time to get another Comptroller's audit done. With DO staff all running away in droves, there's no one left to keep the secrets ;)

Things are so bad, next year's candidates can get their 105 signatures on a petition at church on a good Sunday.

Anonymous said...

SCATS, for what it's worth, we currently have 20 schools:

AL/CH
EV/LS
HR/BH
PH/KR
PL/BS
PB
LR
WR
ATMS
ATHS
ARMS
ARHS
APMS
OHS
ODY

SCATS said...

To 8:56PM ~~ Thanks for the heads up. I had it right in one place and wrong in the second. I'll correct it ASAP ;)

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of K-6. We went to K-2 and so forth, then in the schools of choice we institute legacy rules so parents will not have multiple schools to deal with. And yet with K-2 almost every parent has two or three school schedules to balance. Wouldn't K-6 reduce the number of schools for everyone, not just the lottery winners?
Other districts are returning to K-6 and argue they work. Why not Greece?

SCATS said...

To 7:25AM ~~ Because if everyone in Greece had K-6 or K-5 schools, parent involvement would no longer be an issue. Then who would they blame for the poor student outcomes? The teachers??