City’s growth plan abandons own schools
JG Excerpt: (April 2, 2009)Janesville school enrollment falls dramatically
Despite thousands of job losses at General Motors and other companies, Janesville will grow in the long term. And much, if not most, of the growth will be in the Milton School District.
JG Excerpt: (March 24, 2009)The Janesville Comprehensive Growth Plan, rushed into "incontinence" eight months early by a belligerent city council, is a plan with guidelines so weak and cockeyed, it can’t even muster the strength to control it's own destiny, let alone protect it’s own school district.
Several board members have suggested the district might consider closing an elementary school if enrollments dip low enough.
If the plan has no control over growth - why have a plan? But I'm not going to try to fool myself into thinking that the Comprehensive Plan, a mere document, is solely responsible for itself. It was developed and approved by folks who knew exactly what they were doing. That's the part that really hurts.