San Juan District Proposes Changes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, February 13, 2006

Superintendent Steven Enoch blames demographic changes in the district for their ongoing struggle with declining enrollment.

"What happens when you have declining enrollment is that your revenue tends to drop off faster than your expenditures do so you end up having to dip into programs and it becomes somewhat of a vicious cycle."

Enoch is proposing to redesign the district, including converting some of the district’s elementary schools into regional Early Learning Centers for preschool through 3rd grades and Intermediate Prep Academies for grades 4th through 8th and turning San Juan High School into a vocational school. He says the goal is to boost enrollment.

"Generate community support and excitement about the future of our district, wanting their kids to be here, wanting to stay in our district."

A final community forum on Enoch’s redesign plan will be held Monday night between 6:30 and 8:30 at Encina High School.