Dear Editor – School Board VP Offers Correct Data, States “No Plans to Increase Enrollment”

Dear Editor, 

In response to George Laase’s January 20th Letter to the Editor regarding CCUSD’s recent passage of a new Inter-District Attendance Transfer Permit policy, I am writing to address some incorrect information, as well as provide context for the policy:

• We have five, not four, elementary schools.

• The district’s student enrollment has been relatively stable for the last decade.

• At the high school enrollment was at a low in academic year 2015-2016 with 2,012 students, and at a high in 2020-2021 with 2,253 students. The overall increase from the 2011-12 to this school year is 59 students.

• Similarly, middle school enrollment was as its lowest in 2013-2014 with 1,453 students, and at its highest in 2017-2018 with 1,668 students. The overall increase from 2011-12 to our current school year is 114 students.

• CCUSD’s total enrollment has increased by 199 students since 2011-12 with a peak of 7,077 students in the 2018-19 school year.

• As CCUSD’s Director of School and Family Services Department Veronica Montes stated at the January 10th Board meeting, and as the last ten years of data shows, the revised perrmit policy as related to enrollment numbers simply reflects CCUSD’s current practice.

• The district has no plans to increase enrollment anytime in the next few years.

Dr. Kelly Kent

VP CCUSD School Board

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