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District delays vote on school calendar

Staff reports

The Douglas County School District will wait until its Dec. 14 meeting to hear information on the elementary school calendars.

The item originally was scheduled for the district’s Tuesday meeting at Kingsbury Middle School.

Instead, the issue will be heard at the Valley meeting.

Business Services Director Rick Kester said the administration didn’t have all the information needed to make a recommendation to the board and trustees wanted to have the meeting in the Valley so as many people as possible could attend.

“There is a lot of interest in that item and we’re not comfortable doing that at a Lake board meeting,” Kester said.

However, the board will discuss possible Valley middle school zone changes for the 2000-01 school year which would move more students to Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and take population pressures off of Carson Valley Middle School.

The board will not take action on this item until the December meeting.

According to the recommendation from the staff, student enrollment this year at CVMS increased to 824, leaving the school with “very little flexibility for serving special programs.”

PWLMS has 758 students after a decline in enrollment this year. The school was built to accommodate 950 students.

The staff recommended rezoning the areas of Ruhenstroth, Pine Nuts and Bodie Flats to the PWLMS zone, which would redistribute about 70 students. District staff also recommended those students currently enrolled in CVMS could continue to attend the school until the 9th grade regardless of redistricting.

The Dec. 14 meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the CVMS library.