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Westerville schools put brakes on attendance changes


The Westerville Board of Education will not hear the first reading of legislation to realign elementary school attendance boundaries Monday night, as the district planned.

The school district announced this afternoon that it will delay a recommendation for elementary realignment until its next regular meeting on March 11 at the request of the Elementary Attendance Boundary Realignment Committee.

Instead of the recommendation on realignment the committee was supposed to issue at Monday's meeting, the district’s administration will present a status report on the committee’s work.

"The original timeline called for the Board of Education to hold a first reading during its next regular meeting on Monday," said Superintendent Dr. Dan Good. "However, the committee has recommended, and we fully agree, that additional time is needed to narrow down available boundary options and gather additional feedback from the community."

The new timeline calls for the board to hold a first reading on new elementary school attendance boundaries March 11.

That means that board would need to hold a special meeting before March 22 if members still want to approve elementary boundary revisions before the district’s spring break, March 25 through 29.