Five months after wildfires destroyed the homes of 800 students, Santa Rosa City School District continues to see its enrollment dip.
The district has lost 575 students, or about 3.5 percent of its student body, said Jenni Klose, the school board president. Concerned over declining enrollment and its impact on already-falling revenues, she turned to local heavyweights Wednesday to support Sonoma County’s largest school district.
Klose addressed about 250 business and community leaders during the Sonoma County Alliance’s monthly breakfast, where she urged members to invest in the school district.
“We need to be better than average. Our school system right now needs to be a draw,” Klose said. “We need to take some local responsibility.”