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News Update

Hayward Unified to close two schools because of declining enrollment

Hayward Unified will close two elementary schools because of declining enrollment, a problem facing school districts statewide.

The district has lost about 25% of its student population over the last 20 years and is facing a $14 million budget shortfall, according to the East Bay Times.

“We have too many schools for too few students, and that’s not going to change in a year,” said Superintendent Matt Wayne.

Hayward is the second Bay Area school district to make a decision in the past month to close schools. Cupertino Union School District recently announced it will close two schools as well.