POLL: Are You Considering Another School District For Your Child?
A local resident recently wrote he would not be sending his children to Richfield Public Schools.
The Sun Current recently ran a Letter to the Editor from Richfield resident Mike Ryan who says he doesn't care about budget cuts and lights spending—his kids will not be enrolling in Richfield Public Schools.
"My children will use open enrollment to attend the nearby, much higher ranked public schools. That is, if we can’t move to a better school district first," Ryan wrote. "I keep hearing the local politicians say they want to entice higher income families to Richfield. But why would anyone purchase a home in Richfield when for a similar home and comparable price they could purchase a home in the St. Louis Park, West Bloomington, or the further out suburbs with a much better school district? Until Richfield begins taking even simple steps to repair it’s once highly regarded schools, they might as well forget about trying to entice any families to Richfield."
It's no secret that Richfield schools have been struggling with money and an achievement gap the past few years. And while 2011 enrollment numbers showed an increase in elementary and middle school students from 2010, numbers declined by 28 at the high school.
So, Richfield Patch asks: With the 2012-13 school year looming, are you considering schools outside the district? Or are you standing behind Richfield Public Schools?
Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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