Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Shawnee Mission School District to Close Schools: KCMO School District Sets Example
If schools are build based on peak enrollment, but that enrollment is now half of that enrollment, then there are too many schools. For example, if enrollment is 1000 students at the peak, and so a total of 10 schools exist, allowing for 100 kids per school, then when enrollment shrinks to 500, there is only a need for 5 schools to keep the same peak school to student ratio. Additionally, if a lower number of students to school ratio equals higher grades, why is this not true for kcmo. The answer is simple, close the schools. Save money on infrastructure and too much staff and maybe you can give the teachers you need that raise we hear about all the time.
Posted by jrchaard at 9:23 AM