By Lanz Christian Bañes, Times-Herald staff writer
The Vallejo City Unified School District’s continuing drop in enrollment could be leveling off, the school board learned Wednesday.
“We’re going to see enrollment increase in the near future,” said James Arcala, the director of business services, about the 1 percent decline last year.
That’s about 110 students, compared to the 4 percent decline, or 681 students, in 2009. Arcala noted that the steep drop of Vallejo’s birth rate, which the district uses to project enrollment, has begun to level off while housing prices grow and unemployment drops as the area recovers from the Great Recession.