Monday, August 15, 2005

School Districts Play Twister

Following up on an article from last week, today's N&R shows proposed maps (unposted) for the new Northern Elementary, Middle and High Schools. I found it strange that the districts for the middle and high schools are not identical, especially since they are being built side by side.

A student living on Oak Arbor Road would attend Northern Elementary, then Northeast Middle School, then Northern High School. Some students on Carlson Dairy Road would attend Northwest Middle School, then Northern High School. Students in the vicinity of Stanley Hall and Bunch Roads would do the reverse - Northern Middle, then Northwest High.

There must be a better system than one that asks eighth graders at different middle schools to cross each other and go to the opposite high school a year later.


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