Monday, January 12, 2009

PA Cyber School Enrollment declines

For the first time since it's opening in 2001, cyber (online) school enrollment has decreased. Allegheny Intermediate Unit Spokesperson Sarah McCluan (which operates PA Learners Online Regional Cyber Charter School) says it is only a 5 percent decline, and the school will not have to change its business model at this time. While cyber school does not have any extras costs except for household expenses, she says the drop is due to the economic downturn, with parents having to send their children back to traditional public schools in order to find a job.

McCluan says there are many reasons why a student may decide to go back--- because of wanting to be more active, missing school friends, or getting better from an illness.

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