(WICHITA, Kan.) — Bel Aire residents will meet this morning to discuss school boundaries. The town hall meeting starts at 10 a.m. at Bel Aire City Hall.
The city is hosting the meeting to give residents an opportunity to weigh in on the boundary change proposals. The Wichita School District held a series of public hearings already, but Bel Aire wants to organize residents to face the Wichita School Board.
In one of the proposals put together by consultants, 100% of Bel Aire K-5 students would attend the new school being built at 53rd and Woodlawn. However, the high school being built in Bel Aire is proposed to be used as North East Magnet, and most high school students would stay at Heights.
Bel Aire officials says new community schools have a huge impact on the community and its ability to grow. They want all Bel Aire students to have the opportunity to go to school in Bel Aire from kindergarten through high school.
The town hall meeting will be used for citizens to voice their concerns and come up with a plan to present to the Wichita School Board. The school board will vote on new boundaries next month.