Thursday, September 9, 2010

Largest decline in MPS history

Mesa Public Schools saw a sharp decline in enrollment - nearly 3 times what they expected. They have not yet released the school by school analysis, but one would suspect Arizona's immigration law along with the changes Mesa Public Schools made closing schools down and shifting focus of others has likely had an impact on the decline.

With 3,300 students fewer than expected, MPS will likely have to cut $16.5 million from its budget. Now, the question remains, with the falling enrollment, will even more schools be shut down?

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