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Clovis Unified board could allow parents to keep children in current schools after restructuring

Teacher Yer Vang, right, assisted by Heidi Rochin, education consultant, goes over a lesson with her 4th and 5th graders at Clovis Unified’s Miramonte Elementary School.
Teacher Yer Vang, right, assisted by Heidi Rochin, education consultant, goes over a lesson with her 4th and 5th graders at Clovis Unified’s Miramonte Elementary School. jwalker@fresnobee.com

Clovis Unified School District administrators are recommending that its governing board consider an amendment to a district restructuring plan that would allow parents to keep their students at their present schools after the change.

The proposed elementary school enrollment borders would also change slightly from the two proposals suggested on Sept. 18. The district hosted a series of public meetings in late September to gather feedback from parents. The new boundaries would go into place during the 2016-17 school year.

The priority transfer window would run from Nov. 19, the day after the board votes on the new restructuring, to Dec. 9.

Applications from parents of third-through-fifth-graders wishing to keep their students at their current school next year would be automatically approved, as would requests for their siblings in kindergarten through second grade.

This automatic approval does not apply to students slated to attend the new Virginia Boris Elementary School. Their applications will be approved according to space availability, with priority given to fifth graders.

Students in kindergarten, first or second grade without older siblings are also eligible for transfer waivers, but those requests will be granted based on space availability.

More information on the priority transfer window and restructuring plan can be found on the district’s website.

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