CPS Enrollement Falling

Falling enrollment could hurt Cincy school construction

Cincinnati public school officials are considering trimming staff and scaling back the district's one (b) billion-dollar school construction project because of falling enrollment. Voters passed a 480 (m) million-dollar bond issue last May to pay for 66 new or renovated schools over the next decade. Three schools are under construction now. But the district's enrollment is down 13 percent from five years ago, and the district has 24-hundred fewer students than what was forecast in the construction plan. Superintendent Alton Frailey says talks about building fewer magnet schools or small schools will be painful. Neighborhood activists say not building all the schools in the plan could hurt efforts to revitalize housing and attract new residents.