It’s a bear market for school growth in Fayette County for at least the next decade, according to a demographic expert hired by the Board of Education.
By 2021, local schools will have 1,650 fewer students than currently enrolled, a projected decline of 8.1 percent.
The good news is that the shallow decline likely will postpone having to close any Fayette schools for at least two years, according to Superintendent Jeff Bearden.
The bad news is that any budget cuts in the near future likely will mean cuts in numbers of teachers and parapros. Read More»