Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

Meetings regarding boundary lines scheduled for parents

September 27, 2007

Attention Elementary school parents: Supt. Paul Dorathy and the Baldwin School Board are seeking your input.

Next week they will be holding three different meetings where they are looking for public comment regarding district attendance boundaries. The topics will only involve parents of elementary school students.

"We are going to have some meetings to ask for public comment and input on board policy and practices for attendance boundaries, in-district transfers and transportation of in-district transfers," Dorathy said. "We are going to be asking for input on all of those things. We want the public to come and give us input."

The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the District Office board room. This meeting will be for Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center and Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center parents.

The second meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Marion Springs Elementary School. The final meeting will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Vinland Elementary School.

The goal of the meetings is to seek input from the parents about their feelings on the issues at hand.

"We want to know how parents feel about these issues," Dorathy said. "The board has had different practices about allowing parents to make a choice about where they want to take their children. We want to know whether people want us to continue with that practice or not. There has also been a practice of allowing transportation across attendance boundaries over the years. We are also wanting some input on that.

"We are also wanting to know how firm people want us to stay with attendance boundaries, whether we need to look at changing those or leave them as they are," Dorathy said. "That's kind of what we are looking for."

Board Members Ruth Barkley and Bill Busby will be at the meetings with Dorathy. According to Dorathy, the meetings shouldn't last long, but he wants parents' comments and input.

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