Which districts in Yakima are struggling with declining enrolment?

The Yakima School District’s enrollment fell in 2016 to 7,000, and this year the district is still counting on a third of its total students enrolling this year.

The district’s population is down from about 2.5 million in 2017 to about 2 million in 2019.

The reason for the enrollment decline is that the district lost a third student in the last two years to the Spokane Valley School District.

The Spokane Valley school district has had a similar population drop and enrollment decline, as the city of Spokane has lost about half of its population over the last decade.

Spokane’s enrollment is still more than double that of Yakima’s.

The Yakima District has been one of the state’s most successful districts in the past decade, according to the Brookings Institution.

The District’s fiscal year 2017 enrollment of about 2,500 students was about one-fifth of the district’s enrollment in 2019 and the same as the state average.

Which Deseret News schools will be closed for the rest of the summer?

DeseretNews.com Staff – Deseret schools in the Greenville County area will be closing during the summer after a series of high school shootings.

The Deseret Schools Department of Public Health said Monday that its mission includes the following:• Deseret High School in Greenville, located about two miles east of Salt Lake City, will be shutting down at the end of August to allow the school district to complete its annual summer program.• Greenville High School will close Aug. 31 and reopen Aug. 3.• The Greenville Junior High School, located in Greenburg, will close Sept. 1 and reopen Sept. 2.• Cedar Hills High School and the Cedar Hills Senior High School are scheduled to close Aug 25 and reopen June 1.• Salt Lake Valley High School is scheduled to open Aug. 28 and close Aug 2.

Schools in the western Deseret Hills will remain open.

Deseret News staff contributed to this report.

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