WCSD Board of Trustees approves rezoning plan

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Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 10:33 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Families in Sun Valley and the North Valleys learned Tuesday that their children will be going to different schools.

“Zoning is one of those things that’s really challenging for people.”

Dr. Angie Taylor, President of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees met to discuss rezoning. The goal is to relieve overcrowding at Alice Smith Elementary, O’Brien Middle School, and North Valleys High.

“If growth comes up in an area in a manner that we don’t anticipate, then we have to adjust to that,” said Dr. Angie Taylor, Board of Trustees President.

Under the proposal, some students at those schools will go to Allen or Bennett Elementary Schools, Desert Skies Middle School, or Hug High.

“It creates a better balance between all of the affected schools, it also has the lowest impact on transportation,” Beth Smith, Chair of the WCSD Zoning Advisory Committee said.

Juniors and Seniors at North Valleys High would be allowed to stay there until they graduate if they choose.

Dr. Taylor added, “We don’t want students moving schools two or three times in their two or three years in a particular school or two years in a row.”

Leaders say the new zoning will go into effect for the 2022-23 school year.

If you missed the meeting, you can re-watch it here.

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