Surprise, surprise. After insisting that White Hill Middle School was filled to the brink and that enrollment was not declining, in this week’s board meeting packet, there’s a list of things to cut because – as many of us KNEW – smaller class sizes were coming.
One would think paying a superintendent over $250k a year might mean he’s capable of directing his well-staffed district office to A) count accurately or B) not lie, but we guess that’s expecting too much.
“Over the past few years, Ross Valley has seen some decline in its enrollment at the elementary level. This experience is consistent with historical trends in the District. As our elementary students have progressed through middle school, enrollment at White Hill has continued to remain high. However, our current 6th grade class is much smaller than our current 7th and 8th grades. As such, as our 6th graders move forward into 7th grade, we will need to reduce the number of 7th grade sections for next year.”