OGDEN, Iowa—Ogden Superintendent Brad Jermeland says the district will have to look seriously at it’s situation with a decline of about 40 students this year. A decline will mean fewer dollars from the state and that will impact the general fund portion of the district’s budget. Jermeland says the Ogden School Board is well aware of the situation and understands that some hard choices may need to be made. He says he’s also concerned about the district’s carry over funds which are in the single digits, percentage wise. He says he would be more comfortable with a carry over in the 10-to-15 percent range. The Ogden District is not alone with facing a declining enrollment. Boone’s enrollment is also down and the district has been working a two-year plan to reduce staff to meet the decline.