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New School Causes Boundaries To Change

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Janie Darr Elementary School is under construction Wednesday on Mount Hebron Road. Building the school requires the Rogers district to redraw its attendance boundaries.

A new school opening next fall means attendance boundaries in the Rogers School District must change.

At A Glance

High School Path

Elementary school borders will be adjusted when Janie Darr Elementary School opens in the fall of 2013. A technology-focused charter school will be an option for 2013’s freshmen and sophomore students Rogers High School has become too crowded and adjustments in which middle school students attend there will be part of the boundary amendment process.

Rogers High School

Students at Old Wire, Russell D. Jones, Lowell and Bellview Elementary schools will attend Birch Kirksey Middle School and move on to Rogers High School.

Students at Elza R. Tucker, Westside and Bonnie Grimes Elementary schools will attend Elmwood Middle School and move on to Rogers High School.

Heritage High School

Students at Northside, Frank Tillery and Eastside Elementary schools will attend Greer Lingle Middle School and move on to Heritage High School.

Students at Reagan, Joe Mathias, Grace Hill and Garfield Elementary schools will attend Oakdale Middle School and move on to Heritage High School.

Source: Staff Report

Timeline

Boundary Progress

Boundary Committee meetings began in November. A public information meeting about the proposed plan will be available by the end of January. A vote finalizing boundaries is anticipated at the February School Board meeting. New boundaries will take effect during the 2013-2014 school year.

Source: Staff Report

Web Watch

See the current map of Rogers School District attendance boundaries at http://www.rogersschools.net. Look under the tab schools, boundaries/bus stops to find a PDF copy of the boundary map.

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