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DELMAR: BC forecasts enrollment decline

"I have been reading these reports, and every one of them shows no growth and every one of them has been wrong," said Stoker.

Loomis said the annual enrollment projections in this district are more comprehensive than they are in most school systems.

In other school news, the district citizens budget committee will hold its first meeting at the end of January. The committee comprises district staff, union officials, PTA members and residents, and is designed to give input on the budget process before the school board's budget committee formally begins its review of next year's budget.

"We have heard from at least three at-large community members who want to be a part of this group," said Loomis. The deadline for volunteers to contact the school district was Friday, Jan. 5.

The members of the committee will total anywhere between 20 to 30 people.

Last year was the first year in more than 20 years that the Bethlehem school district budget went down to defeat. More than $800,000 in reductions were made before the budget was finally adopted in June.""

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