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Declining Enrollment: TUSD now in hiring freeze

Spending less at the district level in the spring
Posted: 5:03 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 23:24:19Z

The Tucson Unified board will learn tonight the hard truth of the state of the district.
   
Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo is projecting another decline in enrollment -- 11 years in a row -- and that will lead to spending less in the second half of the school year.      

During a media briefing today -- Trujillo announced there is now a hiring freeze at the district level -- which includes  professional development staff and academic trainers.

He did say classroom spending will remain in tact -- currently projected to be 51 percent.

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Trujillo says the district is taking a deep dive into the enrollment trends. "We have a responsibility to really kick the tires and get under the hood and look very, very specifically and strategically about the trends in our enrollment losses," he said.    

The superintendent has convened an enrollment task force committee.

Their findings and recommendations will be reported to the board in October or early November.