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Belgrade parents speak out about new Elm. School boundaries

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Belgrade parents are upset their kids may be forced to change schools again.

The Belgrade school board held a special meeting tonight to give parents a chance to voice their concerns over new boundaries for the district's elementary schools.  

The changes would mostly affect families in the valley-grove and 4-dot subdivisions.

While this isn't the first time the boundaries have been redrawn, school board chairman Lance Voegele says it is to help even out classroom sizes. 

“There was going to be quite more traffic coming in from the south side of the interstate once the interchange was built and that class sizes were a concern because saddle peak is full and we wanted,” said Voegele. “We had room in Heck-Quaw so we were just thinking of moving children around.”
But Crystal Spinner is requesting her son not be moved.

As a mom of a fourth grader who has already changed schools twice, she says it’s clear why her son should not move again. 

“Stability. And the stress for kids... and losing his friends,” she said after he whispered the last part in her ear.

No decisions were made today, but will be made before the start of the next school year. 

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