Dwindling student enrollment across the state is forcing school officials to make difficult decisions.
Published reports say that the most recent state Department of Education report shows that 37 out of 55 counties lost students from 2008 through 2012. The fewer students a county has, the less state funding it receives.
Some counties are debating whether to cut staff or eliminate electives, such as foreign language classes. Low student enrollment also played a role in the consolidation of two schools in different counties