Robert Fulton, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In May, 2012 a demographic study report on District enrollment trends was prepared for the Regional School District #13 Board of Education.
Regional District 13 has been experiencing a slow but steady decline in student enrollment since 2004. During the period 2004 to 2012, our student population has declined from just under 2200 to approximately 1940.
Student population and population trends directly impact current and future District operations as well as a wide array of long-term strategic planning considerations.
The purpose of commissioning a Demographic Study was to provide the Board and Administration with a better understanding of long-term District enrollment trends and to assist in ongoing strategic planning responsibilities.
The report concludes that District 13 is in the midst of a long period of declining school enrollments and that this trend will continue through 2021.
The report presents 10-year K-12 enrollment projections by grade for Regional School District 13, enrollment projections for both Durham and Middlefield separately and total RSD 13 enrollment projections. All enrollments are as of October 1 of the school year.
The Board of Education is working closely with the administration to incorporate the study's conclusions and its implications in planning for the current and future educational needs of our students.
Your comments and thoughts are important to us and always welcome. Please direct any comments on the demographic study to Bob Fulton (email@example.com) or any other member of the Board of Education.
The full report, REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 13 PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DYNAMICS AND PROJECTIONS 2012-2021 and SUMMARY REPORT may be accessed by clicking here.
The Communications Committee will assist and work with other Board Committees and the Administration to:
Deliver a Community Forum on Demographic Study (Finance Committee/Business Manager)
Deliver enhanced BOE budget presentation (Finance Committee/Business Manager)
Implement upgrade of District Website (Administration/Director of Information Technology)
Create specific Board and Committee Website pages (Administration/Director of Information Technology)
Develop All Day K rollout and implementation assessment (Curriculum/Achievement Committee, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment)