Local resident: Solar plants bring jobs, school enrollment
Several weeks ago The Leader reported on our declining school enrollment and asked, Where are our students going?
For me, one answer was across the street, where a couple with three school-age children bought an $80,000, 3-bedroom home in 2003 when $2-per-gallon gas made the 20-mile commute to work affordable. Then the economy crashed. Work hours got cut. Prices of everything nearly doubled. Money couldn’t stretch enough.