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District Boundary Changes Raise Questions

Online Comment Form Still Available; Plan To Be Formally Presented To School Board Feb. 19

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 2:46 a.m.

Nick Fletcher, left, and Eli Simek, both sixth-graders at Oakdale Middle School, work Friday on their science projects in Susan Tillery’s class at the Rogers school. Westside Elementary School students may have Oakdale as their destination middle school, according to the boundary plan going before the Rogers School Board Feb. 19.

Questions bounced around the room as Rogers School District officials unveiled school boundary maps during public input meetings Monday and Tuesday.

At A Glance

Proposed Changes

Elementary schools

Bellview Elementary School

About 75 students will transfer to Janie Darr Elementary School. The northern boundary for the new school will run parallel with West Drive from Bellview Road to the western edge of the district.

Elza Tucker Elementary School

An estimated 226 students will transfer to Darr Elementary School. Students living in the current Tucker boundary west of Interstate 540 will be assigned to the new school.

Bonnie Grimes Elementary

About 122 students will be moved to Tucker Elementary School. Children living between 13th and Eighth streets south of Blossom Way Creek will be reassigned from Grimes to Tucker.

Frank Tillery Elementary School

A pocket of 27 students will transfer to Northside Elementary School. Students living between Easy Street and Will Rogers Drive east of 12th street will be moved to Northside.

Grace Hill Elementary School

A rural area of the attendance zone will be transferred to Garfield Elementary School affecting 19 students. U.S. 62 will mark the new western boundary for Garfield and the southern boundary will extend along Sugar Creek Road.

Secondary schools

Janie Darr Elementary School

Students in the new attendance zone will attend Elmwood Middle School and Rogers High School.

Garfield Elementary School

Students will move on from Oakdale Middle School to Greet Lingle Middle School. They will still attend Heritage High School.

Westside Elementary School

Students will change middle and high school destinations. Instead of Elmwood Middle School, students will attend Oakdale Middle School. These students will be assigned to Heritage High School. The Westside Elementary School boundary is between Walnut and New Hope bordered by Turtle Creek on the west and Dixieland Road in the east with the exception of a few blocks toward 15th Street in the northeast corner

Source: Staff Report

NWAonline

Boundaries Map

To see a map of the proposed changes go to www.nwaonline.com.

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