Enrollment decline: LAUSD’s Carvalho says families leaving the state or choosing to home-school

A lag in parents filing home-schooling paperwork is adding to enrollment woes, experts say

Where have all the students gone?

California’s K-12 enrollment decline of more than 270,000 students since the pandemic began is largely attributable to people leaving the state, not enrolling children in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten, or deciding to home-school their children but failing to file the paperwork to account for them, the head of the state’s largest school district and other experts said Sunday. https://edsource.org/2022/enrollment-decline-lausds-carvalho-says-families-leaving-the-state-or-choosing-to-home-school/675830