Proposal would even out student population at  four elementery schools


Boundaries for the four elementary schools in the Taft City School District are expected to be redrawn Wednesday night at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the district office.

In addition to redrawing boundaries to create a more even distribution of students to the school sites, the board will consider revising transportation policy on distances a student .

The boundary change issue was discussed at the May 12 board meeting with a suggestion to take action at the special meeting to give administrators sufficient time to assign staffing for each school – Conley, Jefferson, Parkview and Taft Primary.

Notices were scheduled to be sent out to all parents in the affected areas.

The plan the board will vote on essentially expands boundaries for Conley and Jefferson and shrinks boundaries for Parkview and Taft Primary.

The net effect will evenly distribute the student population.

Technology services director Greg Mudge and transportation/maintenance director Don Maxwell did a study based on providing two classrooms per school at each grade level.

Drastic budget cuts that forced layoffs prompted the study of district boundaries and busing routes.