Sixth-graders could change schools
School officials initiated a discussion about changing the attendance boundaries of the district’s two middle schools during the Jan. 15 school board meeting.
“If we keep the same boundaries,
Steer told the board that
Current enrollment at
Steer said students from the Carlin C. Coppin Elementary School attendance area who attend
The board last talked about restructuring the middle school attendance boundaries in 2009.
“At that time, we anticipated the sixth- to eighth-grade population at
Board Vice President Brian Haley recalled that “there were a lot of people in the audience” for that discussion.
When Twelve Bridges Elementary opened, Superintendent Scott Leaman said, enrollment was 258 students and the district had room for other students.
“We knew we’d be sitting where we are now,” Leaman said.
Steer said the district sent students from the Carlin C. Coppin attendance area to
But, Steer said, “at some point, the district knew the Carlin C. Coppin students would need to return to their ‘home school,’”
Currently, 169 sixth- through eighth-grade students from the Carlin C. Coppin attendance area attend
If the shift was made next year, 53 Carlin C. Coppin fifth-grade students would attend
“We have been at over 800 students before at
Two bus routes take students from the Carlin C. Coppin attendance area to
The district anticipates growth from infill developments in the Lincoln Crossing and
“Twelve Bridges and Lincoln Crossing have community facility districts,” Steer said. “Since those residents pay into the construction of those schools, their students are given priority for attendance.”
Haley asked what action needs to be taken.
Leaman said the district will need to reach out to the community.
Leaman and Steer told the board they will bring more information to the board’s next meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at