SJSD Board Considering New Transfer Policies

By Alan Van Zandt |

Published 05/05 2014 10:38PM

Updated 05/06 2014 07:31AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)  The St. Joseph School District Board of Education is considering amending its transfer policies due to questions and concerns from parents.

At a curriculum committee meeting Monday afternoon, board members discussed some of the feedback they've been getting since new district lines were drawn last month.

Some parents have complained that their children won't be moving to one of the two new schools while others are upset that their kids will be moving to a new school, away from one they like and are familiar with.

The current schools most affected by the redistricting are Bessie Ellison and Coleman. Carden Park Elementary will draw most of its students from those two.

Redistricting was needed due to two elementary schools closing and the planned August opening of the new Carden Park and Oak Grove schools.

Part of a new plan being worked out by the district includes letting 6th graders finish out their time at their current grade schools. They are also considering other circumstances.

The concern about allowing too many transfers is unbalanced and overcrowded classroom sizes.

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