WOSU News Archives For: October 26, 2005

Columbus school board may close schools

26, 2005

During the mid-1970s enrollment in Columbus Public Schools was at its peak with more than 100,000 students. But today that number is only about 60,000 and may continue to decline. The system says new charter schools and private school vouchers are contributing to the decline. Now the board is facing the possibility of shutting down some schools.