The Central Valley School Board this week approved new boundaries for the district’s elementary schools.
The changes will go into effect in the fall of 1988.
Opening of the new Liberty Lake Elementary School that fall makes it necessary for the district to redraw boundaries. That school is expected to enroll roughly 350 students in its first year.
School board members on Monday briefly discussed concerns raised by Chester Elementary School parents about the number of choice students at that popular school. About 75 neighborhood students, under the new boundaries, may move to Ponderosa Elementary School.
When boundaries are being changed, district policy gives neighborhood students the chance to remain in their former school, through the state choice law. Those students have priority over other choice students.
The district held four hearings earlier this year on the proposed changes, which were developed by a committee of parents and staff.