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With Enrollment Down At DPS, Officials Consider Closing Schools

Dec 13, 2017

The Dayton Public School district is considering closing schools next fall due to declining enrollment.

At a meeting last night, board members were presented with enrollment data which revealed many schools are well under capacity, making operating costs prohibitively high.  Acting Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli told board members her team is mulling responses to the problem.

She emphasized that DPS is unlikely to move forward with any plan that would negatively affect district staffing levels.

Buildings that could be targeted for closure were not named. Many of the low enrollment schools are located on Dayton’s west side.

Lolli said her team will return to the school board with more specific recommendations in January. Three new school board members are set to be sworn in during the same month.