Ojai Chautauqua Continuing Series on Education – Addressing Declining Public School Enrollment in the Ojai Valley
Since 1999, public school enrollment in Ojai has been in decline, with attendance soon approaching nearly 50% from its peak. The potential causes of this trend include housing costs, available employment, zoning, and school performance. This panel, made up of OUSD representatives, real estate experts, business professionals, and city leadership, will explore these issues in the spirit of objective fact finding and civil discourse. Attendees will gain a greater knowledge of this complicated issue and, as a community, we can investigate next steps to supporting a sustainable valley going forward.