That’s the last school in New Monterey. They should be able to enroll children from P.G.
But there is another reason why administrators seem to prefer the closure of Bay View: With a capacity of 350 students, the school is not receiving enough income from the state — which allots a certain amount of money for each student — to pay for itself. With an estimated $21billion deficit on the horizon for California, administrators are almost certain more budget cuts are on the way.
Last year, administrators at MPUSD determined that, for an elementary school to break even financially, it had to house 360 students — it would spend $1.6million and receive $1.6million from the state. Schools whose enrollment falls below that number — like Bay View — are practically “deficit spending.”