Public school enrollment up, private down
Economy, 'lure of the suburbs' to blame, local educators say
Sauk Valley Christian Academy in Galt has laid off 3 full-time and two part-time teachers as it deals with a drop in enrollment, from 43 students last year to 30 this year.
Six seniors are finishing high school, but classes for freshmen, sophomores and juniors are not being offered.
It's not the only area private school to see a dip: While many public schools in the Sauk Valley have seen enrollment rise, all private schools in the Twin Cities and one in Dixon have lost students, preliminary figures indicate.
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