The LSR7 school district is experiencing changes with the announcement of new school boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year. The students inside West’s district are being affected the most with students moving at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Around 241 students are moving from LSW to LSHS and around 145 students are moving from SLMS to PLMS.
The new boundary changes aren’t just affecting individual students, they’re also affecting families as a whole. The school district implemented a grandfather clause to attempt to keep families together; however, this still involves some tough decisions for many district families. The Sanson family is one of the many who is caught in the middle of deciding where to enroll their kids for the 2019-2020 school year.
Staff, students, and parents were able to give their opinions on the boundary change and what their plans are for the upcoming school year. Students like Elsa Thompson and Corbin Arrington say that at first the change was hard to get used to, but after more time and thought say going to a new school will give new opportunities for making friends and getting involved in new programs.
Summit Lakes social studies teacher Julie Gerling said that in general parents are more upset than students, and most of the students she’s heard from were able to adapt after realizing they weren’t the only one’s moving.