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Ripon Unified enrollment drops again

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POSTED March 11, 2013 1:36 a.m.

Enrollment is down once again at Ripon Unified.

After a slight increase in students from the previous month, the school board will hear about a dip in those numbers during a report at tonight’s monthly meeting in the Council Chambers at Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

All told, RUSD – based on figures for the seventh month of the 2012-13 school year – is reportedly down 79 students compared to same attendance period last year and down 19 from last year.

The district tallied 2,985 students for that recent month and 3,004 for the sixth month. Compare that to 3,064 during the 2011-12 school year at this time.

Trustees talked about trying to remedy the problem last month by looking at starting up a continuation high school come next year, for example.

In other agenda items:

• Stephanie Hobbs, president of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation, is scheduled to give a status report on the Stouffer Field revitalization.

• The board will hear a facility-use waiver request from Ripon Mayor Dean Uecker for the Ripon High stadium for the July 4 community fireworks display.

• Trustees may consider adopting a resolution authorizing the sale of Measure G bonds in an amount not to exceed $17 million. Representatives from Caldwell, Flores, and Winters are expected to be on hand.

• They’re scheduled to adopt the state-required mandate that ask of all RUSD sites to have a “comprehensive school safety plan.”

•The board is expected to OK a positive certification on the second interim budget report.

• Trustees will also look to approve the job description for a teaching principal for the new Ripon Continuation High School for the 2013-14 school year.

For more information, call RUSD at 209-599-2131 or log on to www.riponusd.net

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