The Mead School District is holding a community forum on Wednesday to hear input about proposed changes to elementary school boundaries. The board of directors will not vote on the proposed changes this school year.
A committee has been studying the issue since June, 2015 in an effort to address overcrowding at the elementary level. On Feb. 8 they presented the board with their recommendations. Read their recommendations here.
“While no boundary changes will be implemented for the 2016-2017 school year, our current overcrowding situation does not go away – it only compounds each year as more students move into the District,” said Superintendent Tom Rockefeller in a letter sent to parents.
Rockefeller said in addition to changing boundaries the district may consider running a bond in February to build a new elementary and/or a new middle school.
The community forum starts at 6:30 p.m. at Mead High School. Another forum will be held on March 9 at Mt. Spokane High School.