By Susan Winlow
At first it was thought that flat was the new up.Demographically speaking, that is.
“Last year at this time, when we brought the projections forward . . . we started to see a trend of flattening,” said Kim VanGundy, the facilities and construction department head for the Fairfield-Suiusn School District. “We were surprised to find we have a declining enrollment.”
VanGundy presented this year’s demographic study to the governing board Thursday. The study shows a slight district decline over the next six years of 895 students. Elementary school numbers take the sharpest decline, middle school numbers see a slight uptick and high school numbers remain relatively static.