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Friday, February 17, 2012

School Enrollment Growth Did not Happen

The audio recording from 2007 of Supr. Carvin speaking to the Evansville Planning Commission is pretty stunning for its presentation of what the dream was, and what the history was that unfolded. The dream for school expansion was based on data from 2002 to 2007. In retrospect, the sharp decline in building permits mentioned in the audio was the warning of things to come. Enrollment has been flat since 2007. Enrollment "decline" is NOT somthing that has suddenly occured in 2012---it is something that school board members Art Phillips, Michael Pierick and Melissa Hammann frquently reminded the community of. The stimulus funds may have delayed the day of cutting, but that day is here. Stay tuned.

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