Proposed zoning changes for Carson City School District

Published: Feb. 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM PST
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In order to deal with overcrowding and a growing district, the Carson City School District is proposing some school zoning changes.

"Our schools right now are full, we have a few that are not quite at 100% but in preparation for that time we are taking some steps to make sure that we can house all of our students," Richard Stokes, the district's superintendent, said.

The proposed changes would impact fifth grade students attending Fremont Elementary School. The change would have all of those students attend Eagle Valley Middle School instead of splitting between that school and Carson Middle School.

"We're going to attack the challenge of overcrowding with one school by making more room at another and using that aspect to deal with the growth or spike in enrollment we're seeing right now," Stokes said.

District leaders also said that students with older siblings attending a specific school will have other options.

"We're going to be sensitive to some of those issues but we need to be able to have our students in a building where there's room and there's space and equality between the number of staff members and programs and that's why we're taking these steps to have more uniform opportunities for our students," he said.

The district is holding three meetings to address family and parent concerns. The first one will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. in the gym. The second meeting will be on Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m. at Carson Middle School in the library. The final meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the library.

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