Clark County School Board Approves Controversial Rezoning Measures
On Monday, the Clark County School Board approved rezoning measures which will affect about a dozen schools in Henderson, Indian Springs, and Northwest Las Vegas.
According to an article written by Julie Wootten-Greener on ReviewJournal.com, these zoning changes will take affect at the beginning of the next school year. These types of changes are possible each year, “based on factors such as student enrollment and new homes under construction. It’s an effort to alleviate school overcrowding in fast-growing areas of the valley.”
Most of the zoning changes which were approved this week by the Clark County School Board were based on recommendations made by the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission. They held public meetings back in January in order to receive input from parents, students and teachers regarding overcrowded classrooms. Based on those meetings, they made recommendations to the School Board. All but two of their recommendations were approved by the school board. The other two zoning changes were based on recommendations from school district staff.
Of course, it is impossible to please everyone in a school district which serves approximately 300,000 students in more than 360 schools. Some of the following zoning changes are sure to cause controversy, especially when you consider many families move to certain areas of the valley based on the Clark County schools they want their children to attend.
- Students in kindergarten through 5th grade will be reassigned from Ellis to Wallin Elementary Schools in Henderson.
- Approximately 277 students will be reassigned from Coronado to Green Valley High School in Henderson. This change will only affect incoming 9th graders and newly enrolled students. Current 9th through 11th graders will be able to stay at their current school through graduation.
- Approximately 202 students will be reassigned from Arbor View to Centennial High School in Northwest Las Vegas. This change will only affect incoming 9th graders and newly enrolled students. Current 9th through 11th graders will be able to stay at their current school through graduation.
- There are some students who will be reassigned from Indian Springs High School to Centennial High School in Northwest Las Vegas. The change will only affect newly enrolled students in the area.
- Some students will be reassigned from Indian Springs Elementary School to Scherkenbach and Bilbray elementary schools in Northwest Las Vegas.
- Some students from Indian Springs Middle School will be reassigned to Escobedo Middle School in Northwest Las Vegas.
To review Julie Wootten-Greener’s entire article on this topic, CLICK HERE.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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