GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Superintendent Dr. Brian Hill talked to KREX about the noticeable decline in students attending D51 schools. He says the biggest declines are happening in the elementary schools.

Superintendent Hill says birthrates, affordability, and other options are the reason for the decline and that the district created a committee made up of teachers, principals, family members, community stakeholders, and district staff to address the issue.