Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Weast admits public school enrollment is declining

Superintendent Jerry Weast now admits that MCPS enrollment is declining.

The admission undercuts his years of urgent pleas for more school construction to alleviate overcrowding and do away with hundreds of "portable" classrooms over the next decade.

According to the Gazette, "School planners see a leveling off of enrollment as a chance to reduce the number of portables."

Says Weast: "I’d like to get rid of half of them in the next six years."