No boundary changes ever occur without fear, or frustration. That’s what happens when you live in a growing city. Arguments that folks moved to a specific neighborhood for a specific school are weak at best. We cannot afford a school for every neighborhood, and we have to address over-crowding as well as school equity as it relates to children of low income families.
Our neighbors in Sun Prairie are dealing with similar issues in redrawing school boundaries. Clean and easy attendance area redistrictings are exceedingly rare, add issues of racial, linguistic and economic diversity and there is sure to be conflict. That’s the nature of the beast.
The MMSD West-side boundaries are on the agenda for Monday, March 3, 2008.
More student moves loom in Sun Prairie (Capital Times).
Sun Prairie Parents Weigh In On School Boundary Changes (Channel 3000).
Sun Prairie schools still in a deadlock (Capital Times).
Opposition voiced to boundary changes (Sun Prairie Star).
MMSD New Elementary School page (with boundary proposals).
School Board panel recommends significant changes (Capital Times).
Cheryl Rebholz: Toki Middle School responses unfair (letter to the editor).
Thomas J. Mertz