Read the School District Enrollment Study
Check out the 44-page report here.
The report was prepared by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association and their co-investigators, Dr. Mark V. Joyce and Keith R. Burke.
The district is expected to utilize the enrollment study as it determines the best future course of action for school renovations.
Three elementary schools (Barron, Lancaster and North Salem) were renovated in 2011 and voters were asked to approve renovations to the three remaining elementary schools (Fisk, Haigh and Soule) this past March.
The $22 million bond did not receive the needed 60 percent to pass.
The School Board's discussion about what renovation plan will go to the ballot in March is ongoing.
The summary of the enrollment report states Salem's K-12 population has gone down by 14 percent since 2004, Salem's town building permits "have remained consistently low" and the town's population and number of births have also gone down.