Down enrollment forces Wash. private school cuts - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Down enrollment forces Wash. private school cuts

EVERETT, Wash. - Private schools in Washington are cutting spending to make up for dropping enrollment and more requests for financial aid.

The Washington Federation of Independent Schools says private school enrollment in the state is down by up to 15 percent for next fall.

The recession is hurting all kinds of schools, both private and public.

Private school leaders say things aren't as bad at schools in the Puget Sound area as they are in other parts of the country.

They say parents are cutting back on vacations, cars and dinners out to keep their kids in private school.

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