SJSD Discusses New School School District Boundaries

Published 03/15 2014 10:46PM

Updated 03/15 2014 10:59PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph's school board members discussed public comments on proposed boundaries during a special meeting Saturday morning.

District officials requested public comments earlier this week, and they have received nearly 100 comments since.

New district lines were made because of the two new elementary schools set to open this upcoming school year.

Board members are hoping the comments can help them come to a decision on the permanent boundaries, but say some were not that helpful.

"Because they're questions like, does this effect secondary boundaries. I don't understand the colors of the map. When will you make a final decision, questions that really aren't about a certain area.  So, there are about 30 of those comments," said Brian Shindorf, Director of Elementary Education, St. Joseph School District.

A change in school start times was also discussed at the meeting.

The board said they will not make any adjustments until the new boundaries are set.

The district also signed off on a contract for a new childcare program at Saturday's meeting.

They partnered with St. Joseph's YMCA, and Missouri Western State University, to create a full service daycare and preschool.

Beginning this fall, parents who register will be able to drop kids off for preschool, childcare or both.

There are 42 paid seats, and the district said they have received more than 40 inquiries.

To register, click here.

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