No one who pays attention to public education in California would be surprised to hear that a large school system in the state was likely to see declining enrollment in coming years.
There are such obvious reasons why this should be so, with some of the wounds certainly self-inflicted, others merely a function of generational demographics.
There are thousands more private elementary and secondary schools in California than there were several decades ago. Public charter schools are now a real competition to the assigned local school. In the pandemic, Catholic parochial schools saw a large uptick in enrollment both here and throughout the country as they returned to in-person instruction more quickly than the public schools.
So, a prediction of fewer students was to be expected. Click here to read more: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2022/05/25/the-coming-30-plunge-in-lausd/