Economic downturn skews school enrollment projections in Sweetwater (Calif.) district

July 8, 2009
With empty classrooms on existing campuses, plans postponed for new high school

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4From The San Diego Union-Tribune: Early this decade, when the real estate boom was at its peak, families with children were swarming eastern Chula Vista, Calif., faster than educators could build classrooms. But as school construction accelerated, the housing market shifted into reverse. Now, the $121 million Olympian High School has more space than it needs and enough room for an additional 1,000 students, and the Sweetwater Union High School District has postponed plans for another high school a half-mile away

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