March 28, 1996 in Idaho

Districtwide School Zones Being Studied

From Staff And Wire Reports

School officials are leaning toward a solution for overcrowded elementary schools that would re-establish school boundaries districtwide.

Although some schools have more students than they can hold, the elementary schools altogether actually have room for 417 more students, according to the school district.

Two schools in the northern part of the district, however, have 164 more students than they are designed to hold.

The problem is that rapid growth in the northwestern section of the district is overrunning schools in those school zones.

A committee of parents and principals has recommended that all boundaries for elementary school zones be redrawn to distribute students more evenly and to create more stability.

School administrators are researching how that might be done and will bring a report back to the school board next month.

, DataTimes

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