Canandaigua, N.Y. -- The Center for Governmental Research released a report Friday looking at the feasibility of establishing a regional high school model in Ontario County.
Eight of the nine school districts in Ontario County have seen enrollment decline and all are dealing with rising costs.
CGR determined that a minimum enrollment of 800 students is needed in order for the regional high school model to work. In order to meet that goal, five host locations would be needed throughout the county.
The report also took into consideration the amount of time each student would have to spend traveling to and from school. With five host locations, the report says some students would still have to travel more than 30 minutes each way.
Although the report said creating a regional high school is feasible, it also noted the model would not provide immediate fiscal relief and could even end up increasing costs.
The study recommends the creation of a Joint Planning Team to come up with additional educational opportunities and produce savings.
The full CGR report can be viewed here