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Evanston/Skokie School District 65 continues to see a drop in student enrollment. The January 2022 Opening of Schools Report shows 6,393 K-8 students enrolled in the 2021-22 school year, down 536 students (i.e., 7.7%) from 6,929 in 2020-21.
Given the numbers above, how do you justify building a new school? There were not enough middle school students to make Skiles viable in the ’70s – it would have been closed if not for moving the K-8 King Lab into that building. Where will you get enough middle school students to make it viable as a middle school now?
Mary Anne Wexler