Clovis Takeover

05/05/2012

 
Q:  I keep hearing that Clovis will take over our schools.  Is this true?
A:  No, this is not a likely scenario.  Neither Clovis, nor any other neigboring district,  has any incentive to take on Sierra Unified's large geographical area (especially in an era of transportation cuts), unfunded facility debt, and aging infrastructure.  The projected scenario is that the local board will make whatever cuts are needed to balance the budget.  Without relief of the facility debt, these cuts will increase class size, and eliminate programs which causes people to take their children to other districts, if they can.  This then feeds the cycle of declining enrollment, which further decreases our own economy of scale.  The logical end of this path is a bare-bones school system populated by a small remainder of students. 
 


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