Parents frustrated with Clovis Unified over future boundary changes

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Frustrated parents are voicing their opinions as the Clovis Unified School District looks to make boundary changes. (KFSN)

Frustrated parents are voicing their opinions as the Clovis Unified School District looks to make boundary changes.

On most days after school you'll find Parker Brandt, 12, at a friend's house along this trail. He's in walking distance from his Dry Creek Elementary classmates. But that might change next year.

"Our kids can walk to school today. This new plan would require that they be bussed to school," said Julie Brandt, a Dry Creek Elementary School parent.

If new boundary changes go into effect, just this cluster of homes will get sent to Century Elementary School. Not Dry Creek like other houses nearby.

"This plan really isolates us from the sense of community that we have today," said Brandt.

This modification is one of roughly a dozen border changes the district is proposing. So the Brandt's aren't alone in their concerns. It's why the school district is holding several meetings for parents before they make a final decision.

"Just don't move me is not a solution you know we have to look at the parameters look at what we need to accomplish and find ways to do that," said Kelly Avants of the Clovis Unified School District.

Growing populations in certain areas will have some schools overwhelmed very soon, while other schools will be significantly under capacity. Building a new school costs roughly $35 Million, so the district says changing boundaries is the most logical option.

"When we start shifting boundaries slightly there is the possibility that they're relatively near one school but there's also relatively near to another school," said Avants.

The changes won't go in effect until the next school year, so for these kids walking to school with friends is still part of the plan.




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