School zone changes: WCSD holds meeting

RENO, NV (KOLO) The Washoe County School District is making zoning changes. The proposed changes still have to be approved by the Board of Trustees, but if they are, they will go into effect in the fall of 2020.

Adam Searcy, Chief Facility Management Officer for WCSD, says the new zoning stems from the construction of new schools being built in the district.

"It's to help relieve overcrowding across different schools throughout our community," he says.

The district says where you live will determine how or if the zoning changes will affect you.

"In certain circumstances an entire elementary school may be going to a different middle school than they have in the past, or a new middle school, and in other circumstances sometimes those students go to multiple middle schools, and we've tried to remove those situations and align those to a certain middle school," Searcy says.

He says the new zoning also has minor elementary school boundary changes.

"Really trying to balance out the enrollments well and keep those student communities together," he says.

Searcy explains the proposed zoning will have a rippling impact on the district, pointing to the new middle school being built near Arrow Creek.

"Nearly every elementary and middle school south of I-80 will see positive overcrowding relief from the construction of that one middle school,' he says.

The meeting will be held for parents and families at the Wooster High School cafeteria May 9 at 5:30 p.m.

For the 2020-2021 school year, changes to school attendance boundaries are expected at the following elementary schools:

Booth
Brown
Caughlin Ranch
Corbett
Dodson
Donner Springs
Hall
Hidden Valley
Huffaker
Hunsberger
Hunter Lake
Lenz
Mount Rose K-8
Loder
Pleasant Valley
Spanish Springs
Taylor

For the 2020-2021 school year, changes to school attendance boundaries are expected at the following middle schools:

Clayton
Depoali
Pine
Swope

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