Rezoning and changing attendance for schools is one of the most disruptive decisions that I make as a school board trustee. Because of this, I invest a lot time talking with families and researching all of my options. I have heard from families who have emailed me and who have spoken at our school board meetings. The requests from these parents are mixed, some want to see another k-5 school, and others want to see a K-2/3-5 option. I understand that neither option is perfect and that there are a lot of details that will need to be worked out in either scenario.
However, after reviewing the potential rezoning options that would have to be considered if we were to choose a k-5/k-5 option, after hearing the districts plans to address the logistical issues with the K-2/3-5 option, and knowing the strong leaders that are involved with both LCE and Elementary 19 the decision for me is clear.
I will be voting for the K-2/3-5 option tomorrow night (11/12/2013).
I believe that this will keep the community together as unified body and give the students the best chance possible for continued success. I have been amazed at the support that the Lake Carolina residents have demonstrated for the students from that community and know that with this decision we will continue to provide the best education for our students.