Channel 10 News has posted a story about the MCCS 2007-08 financial statement reported on here yesterday. There is nothing new in it as far as the financial details are concerned, but the story does report that system-wide "enrollment is down about 200 students from what they originally projected."
This would seem to explain the TV and radio ads DOR is currently running in an effort to attract new students. They obviously are looking for those 200 students. (I wonder what they would do if they got 1,000? Or even 500?)
Katie Gleason is one of the parents Channel 10 interviewed for their story. Her four children used to attend the now-closed St. John of Rochester School. She says that
her biggest concern is what the future holds for her youngest. “It's hard to work towards something if you don't know what it is, if you don't know where it's going.”
She and her fellow parents are still concerned about the future. “Is my daughter who just started at St. Joseph's going to continue there through sixth grade? I would say uncertainty is probably the biggest concern, a little bit of bitterness too.”
Given the history of the MCCS she has a right to be worried.