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Sonoma Valley Unified considers closing schools amid declining enrollment

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District may consider closing and consolidating schools to address a drop in enrollment, The Press-Democrat reported.

Another option the district could consider is reconfiguring schools, such as establishing grades K-8 and 9-12 schools rather than the current configuration of grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

The district’s board will likely decide what steps it will take during meetings in April, according to the Press-Democrat.

“This isn’t the most fun conversation that we’re going to make as a community,” Trustee Celeste Winders said. “This isn’t a decision that any of us love. This isn’t a conversation that we’re looking forward to when we talk about definitely reconfiguring schools and potentially closing them due to declining enrollment.”