Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Apr 26, 12:00 AM

Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Families shut out of their top choices for district schools, especially at the elementary level, often will send their kids to competing charter schools or other districts, rather than another school in the St. Paul system. With those students goes the revenue they generate, and as enrollment tumbles, budget pressures mount. St. Paul faces a $27.3 million shortfall for 2017-18.

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