The Los Angeles Times zeroed in on how budget woes are hitting rural schools, particularly small districts that have only one or two schools. It mentions the San Diego County district that shuttered its single schoolhouse for financial reasons:

Even in a robust economy, Supt. Lou Obermeyer said, her district in San Diego County would have eventually discussed closing the Palomar Mountain School, whose enrollment had dwindled from about 50 students to seven. The district, which laid off teachers last year, simply couldn’t afford to keep it open.

EMILY ALPERT

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