The Summit plummet: Enrollment takes a dive next year, prompting closure talks

Editor's note: This article was updated May 23, 2018 at 4:37 p.m.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Summit Elementary School is facing closure again. 
Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Andy Cantwell announced May 23 that the Upper Ojai elementary school is set to serve only 19 students during the 2018-2019 school year.
Summit currently has 38 students enrolled and 11 of those will graduate from sixth grade in June, Cantwell said.
The OUSD School Board will host a special meeting regarding Summit's future May 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting will allow the Board the opportunity to hear from Summit families and the broader OUSD community, Cantwell said. No formal action will take place during the meeting, he said.
OUSD officials knew Summit's 2018-2019 student body would be small, but they didn't know quite how small until recently.
See also: “Summit School will remain open, shipping containers enter the discussion,” Ojai Valley News, Sept. 21, 2016.

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