WCSD Board Considering Zoning Realignment for Nine Schools
The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees says it is considering zone realignment proposals.
The WCSD says have gotten extensive input from parents recently and are now considering new zoning boundaries for nine elementary schools in Spanish Springs, Pleasant Valley and Damonte Ranch.
In Spanish Springs the schools that would be affected are Spanish Springs, Van Gorder, Taylor, Hall, Sepulveda and Beasley. In Pleasant Valley and Damonte Ranch, Pleasant Valley, Brown and Double Diamond would be impacted.
The goal is to make the changes to help ease crowding, accommodate student growth, and delay the need for more schools to be built.
The plans the Board of Trustees are considering were created by committees made up of parents and representatives from the nine schools that would be impacted. Those committees held more than a dozen public meetings in the last year to get input and hear concerns from the community.
The Board will vote on the proposals at their next meeting on December 11th.
"Members of the community have worked hard to narrow down our options and identify the most feasible and cost-effective plans possible," said Board President Ken Grein. "We have relied heavily on input from parents and the community, and they have come forward with their ideas and questions. We appreciate and value their contributions to this process."
"We appreciate the interest and concern in our community as board members consider these proposed changes," said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. "We are always looking at ways that we can provide the best education possible for our students while confronting challenges concerning funding and enrollment at our schools. Working together with the community is the best way to find solutions."