The Washoe County School District's board has approved rezoning plans in both Spanish Springs and the Damonte Ranch area.
The Spanish Springs plan affects about 80 kids, and helps equalize the enrollment at six different elementary schools.
It also brings enrollment down at two of the schools, allowing them to get off the multi-track, year-round system and it will save money on more expensive ways to adapt to population growth.
"We want to equalize the enrollment at the six schools in the Spanish Springs region, so that we can prolong the need for a new school by keeping the enrollments down," says Mark Stanton with WCSD Capital Projects.
The Damonte Ranch area plan rezones three different elementary schools-- Pleasant Valley, Brown, and Double Diamond.
"For the south, it's to get those kids zoned for their neighborhood schools so they don't have to spend two hours a day on a bus."
Written by Arianna Bennett