Washoe School District Might Re-Zone

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RENO, NV -- Some elementary students would attend different schools next school year under a proposed re-zoning plan. The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees is considering the plan on December 11.

Nine elementary schools would be affected. The schools are in Damonte Ranch, Pleasant Valley and Spanish Springs.

Two schools in Spanish Springs, currently on a multi-track program, would move to a traditional calendar. Multi-track keeps some students home at any given time to reduce crowding.

"I think it will be better for families and we'll be able to be off at the same time," Julie Concialdi, a parent and teacher, said.

The district said the goal of re-zoning is to delay the need to build a new school by equalizing student populations at several schools.

"It's an imbalance toward Spanish Springs there's about 12-hundred zoned kids in that zone so that's way too many for the school to handle," Mark Stanton, Chief Capital Projects Officer for the district said.

The plan was developed with the help of parents.