Most school districts in San Diego County – and throughout the state – struggle with declining enrollment. But the city of San Marcos’ population has more than doubled since 1990, and that’s meant lots of new students for San Marcos Unified, which has to constantly find space for its growing student body.

For years, the state has been writing billions in IOUs to school
districts. San Diego County schools have had to borrow to make ends
meet, sending money to Wall Street instead of local kids.

Neither San Diego Unified nor its leaders deserve the blame for
the dire statistics that San Diegans 4 Great Schools stress in
their push for reform.