Is this discussion over enrollment numbers and school funding still happening where you are?
Because apparently, it's still an issue for Nathan Hale High. Hale parents are being notified, via a Hale parent group, that the district is underestimating their enrollment (by less than 20 students) and it will reduce their funding. They say they have had a waitlist for years and don't understand why this is happening.
Unfortunately, this issue is pitting school against school as the notification goes on to say that the district is not moving their waitlist because some of the students on the list would be from the Roosevelt High School area and Roosevelt would then lose students. I don't follow this line of thinking because it presumes that Roosevelt is lobbying for Hale's list not to move. Are schools really looking over their shoulders at other schools? Could be.
But if the district is not moving waitlists (and looking to see if a school has had a waitlist for several years), that is troubling. If true, I suspect the district is trying to hold the purse strings as tightly as possible in order to not have to spend money. If their gamble is wrong (and several schools seem certain it is), I'm certain we'll hear about it.
The district has said they didn't RIF anyone but I'm not sure that's valid if they don't have the same staffing standards as they did previously.