Washoe County Board of Trustees considers zone realignment for schools

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Updated: 11/28/2012 12:56 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- After hearing from parents at several public meetings, Washoe County School Board of Trustees is considering realigning zoning at several elementary schools in Spanish Springs and Pleasant Valley.

The Board says the proposed realignment plans would accommodate student growth, ease crowding, and delay the need to build more schools in the near future.

In Damonte Ranch, the plans would reduce travel times for some students who currently ride buses to Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

The plans were recommended by committees made up of parents and representatives from the nine affected schools, diversity groups, and employee associations. The panels held more than a dozen public meetings this year to hear ideas, input, and concerns from the community.

The elementary schools in the Spanish Springs area that would be affected by the realignment plans include: Spanish Springs, Van Gorder, Taylor, Hall, Sepulveda, and Beasley. In Pleasant Valley and Damonte Ranch, affected elementary schools include Pleasant Valley, Brown, and Double Diamond.

The Board of Trustees heard public input on these options at Tuesday night’s meeting at Sepulveda Elementary School. Board members will vote on the proposals at their next meeting on Dec. 11, which will be held at Brown Elementary School. The zone realignment proposals will be discussed after 5:30 p.m.
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