S'side parents urged to attend school board work session next Tuesday

The Sunnyside School Board is currently seeking parent input on several issues that will affect students and staff in the 2006-07 school year. Towards that end, the board will hold a special work session Tuesday, March 14.

From 6 to 7 p.m. the board will study proposed changes at the eighth and nine grade levels. These discussions will include where to house students who are not promoted to the ninth grade based on academic performance. One of the options being considered is the creation of an alternative school setting for those students who aren't prepared for high school. Also under consideration is the creation of small learning communities at the ninth grade level.

From 7 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday evening the school board will discuss proposed boundaries and bell times for each of the schools. This coming fall, the school district will have four K-5 elementary schools and two middle schools. The new configuration requires new boundaries to be drawn district-wide, to be used to determine where each child should attend school.

With new boundaries come new bus schedules, so bell times must be adjusted to allow the transportation department enough time for two separate elementary and secondary routes.

All Sunnyside parents are being encouraged to attend the March 14 meeting, which will be held in the Sunnyside School Board meeting room (810 E. Custer Ave.).


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