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However, those assignments need to be flexible, so they could be changed later if needed, said board member Judy Keliher, who served on the committee.
More work needed?
But does the new plan really address imbalances that are likely to occur in the coming years at Lakeville schools?
Pittman said the new approach is good, but “doesn’t seem like it will be sustainable in the long term.”
Much of the development is currently in the attendance areas of two schools — Eastview Elementary and Century Middle School, Skelly said. He recalled that overcrowding and large class sizes at Eastview, issues raised this fall, were supposed to be addressed through the boundary adjustment process.
But Option B doesn’t address those things. Instead, it “almost ensures there will be more boundary adjustments in the future,” he said.
Skelly said he believes the district needs to look at large-scale boundary changes to accommodate growth, instead of a “yearly tweak.”
Molesky disagreed. Because there are so many unknowns in projecting enrollment, “there’s always the potential for change,” he said. “But we feel fairly confident there won’t be a need for continued change moving forward.”
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