(BEL AIRE, Kan.) — A community meeting is scheduled for February 16 at Bel Aire City Hall. The topic is Wichita's proposed school boundary changes. The meeting starts at seven o'clock.
At past meetings, many have voiced concerns over plans for two new schools under construction in Bel Aire. Some are calling on the board to do the following:
- Support Supposal 4 for the K-5 boundary and develop a plan to expand the elementary to a K-8 school as promised; via Transition to a K-6 in 2013, K-7 in 2014 and K-8 in 2015.
- Reserve spots for students residing near the new high school to attend the magnet program being relocated to the new school that would address overcrowding at Heights and develop a plan to expand to a comprehensive high school to serve students in this area as promised. (A Neighborhood Magnet or a School-within-a-School would be the optimum for the entire community.)
There is a petition drive and people are urged to contact members of the Wichita School Board.
Wichita Superintendent John Allison will present a draft recommendation to board members on February 6. The board plans to approve changes on February 27. The new boundaries will go into effect for the 2012-2013 school year.