ERIC Number: ED105585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee on Pupil Enrollment to the Arlington County School Board.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
This report summarizes the findings of a five-month study of Arlington pupil enrollment, including projections of future enrollments over the next five to ten years, utilization rates of elementary and junior high school facilities, and criteria for identifying candidate facilities for consolidation. In developing the forecast data, the committee talked with school principals, PTA groups, area realtors, housing developers, county and school administration staff, and staff members of the Alexandria and Fairfax school systems. Statistical data from the U.S. Census, HEW educational projections, and Council of Government forecasts were also used in the study. No attempt was made to evaluate the merits or impacts of possible changes to the instructional program. The committee predicted a continuing decline in school population, with an estimated 24 percent reduction from 1973 to 1978. The committee also included suggestions to attract and retain families with children, in hopes of slowing and eventually reversing the decline in school enrollment. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Arlington)