For five years straight, student enrollment in this mid-sized school district had been declining. And yet, despite the odds, they found growth – and a more sustainable way forward.
Just across the bay from Oakland, CA, you’ll find the San Leandro Unified School District. Today, the district’s future looks bright: they’ve got some incredible leaders at the helm, enrollment is up, and families who left the district for other school options are returning.
But just a few years ago, one might not have thought that could happen. Inspired by their leadership, we went to San Leandro to capture their success story, knowing it could be a model for others to follow.
This is a story of achieving enrollment stability – and how millions of dollars followed.