Declining Enrollment—Operational Strategies Webinar Series


This workshop is not open for registration.

Costs and times
SSC Clients: $245.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $490.00 per attendee
Program Begins: 9:00 AM
Program Ends: 10:30 AM
Danyel Conolley Director, Management Consulting Services
Michael Fine, FCMAT Chief Executive Officer
Marisa Ploog, CPA, CFE, FCMAT Intervention Specialist
Linettte Hodson
Linette Hodson Director, Management Consulting Services

Two-Part Webinar Series

The continued loss of students for many local educational agencies (LEAs), and future uncertainty requires consideration of long-term enrollment trends, and a strategic planning process to align staffing and expenditures to avoid overstaffing. Statewide enrollment trends experienced the fifth consecutive decrease in enrollment in the 2021-22 school year, with a loss of 110,000 (roughly 1.84%) students. In fact, the last time student enrollment was this low was in the 1998-99 school year—more than 20 years ago. If current trends hold over the next ten years, a further decline of 431,800 or 7.3% in total enrollment is projected. 

Should the projected loss in students maintain the current pace, future years will require transformational operational changes in public school agencies. School leaders must not only deal with the challenges of today, but also be prepared to respond in the future. This requires comprehensive planning, technical knowledge, and a proactive communication plan. Presenters will focus on the mechanics of responding, including examining staffing scenarios in declining enrollment circumstances.  

This two-part webinar series—presented in partnership with the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT)—identifies the many ways that declining enrollment impacts LEA operations and staffing needs as well as dive deeply into staffing and facilities considerations and options for all LEAs—aiming to provide useful examples, resources, and tips for local planning and communication.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is intended for superintendents, and all members of an LEA’s cabinet, as well as support staff directly involved with fiscal responsibility, employee management, instructional design, and facilities.

Webinar Topics

  • An examination of enrollment and population trends
  • Financial impact of decline—impacts on the Local Control Funding Formula and other revenue sources
  • Impacts on facilities, educational programs, special student populations, and support services 
  • Communication practices that build trust
  • Enrollment and staffing configurations and options for responding to fluctuations in enrollment
  • Evaluation of personnel services during times of uncertainty 
  • Bargaining strategies to reduce personnel expenditures
  • Implementing a multiyear plan to address change
Location Details
SSC Clients: $245.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $490.00 per attendee
Program Begins: 9:00 AM
Program Ends: 10:30 AM