Declining student enrollment forcing La Conner Schools budget cuts
May 10, 2022
The La Conner School District’s population has increased over the past decade but projected declines in student enrollment this fall is forcing tough budget personnel cuts ahead of the 2022-2023 academic year.
La Conner School Board members dealt with that harsh reality at their Monday study session by reluctantly agreeing to a plan of not renewing contracts of the two most recently hired high school teachers.
State funding of school districts is based on student enrollment. The drop from around 600 K-12 students in years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to the 530 pupils anticipated in c...