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.