Timberlane made public the NESDEC enrollment projections prodded by the insistent requests of Atkinson taxpayers and a Right to Know request by Arthur Green. My request to put it on a public webpage fell on deaf ears. It took public outcry to get it there.
The budget committee was not made aware of this report, by the way, even though the district has been getting it for years. I also believe the school board as a whole would not have been made aware of it either had I not accidentally learned of it and brought it to their attention.
Why not? Because it projects the district losing 27% of its students in the next 9 years. That’s 1000 fewer students! If you were asking for 4% budget increases like this year, would you want people to know your customer base was shriveling like a raisin?
You can find this fascinating and well written report, renowned for its accuracy, by the way, at Timberlane.net. Go to School Board, then Documents. You will see the NESDEC Report as a file there.
UPDATE July 23, 2014 Timberlane seems to have been smitten by an urge to post things on its public site, such as school board agendas and much else. Lots of material stretching back years is being posted today. They weren’t shamed into it, do you think?