Emilia Teasdale reports in The Columbia Paper
that Kinderhook's Ichabod Crane school district is losing enrollment as predicted. Enrollment dropped to 1,787 this year, from 1,849 in 2015. At a Dec. 6 meeting, Superintendent George Zini told the board the enrollment drop is consistent with the study done by Dr. Paul Seversky in 2009 that predicted the district would face decreasing enrollment over the decade. The number of private school and homeschooled students in the district remained nearly the same, with 78 students attending private schools and 33 homeschooled this year. But 30 families moved out of the district and fewer moved in last year. In the 1990s, the district had up to 2,500 students. In recent years, the board closed two elementary school buildings in the villages of Valatie and Kinderhook and move all students to the campus on Route 9. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.