WCSD Seeks Input from Families At Zoning Advisory Committee Meeting
Contact: Victoria Campbell
WCSD Seeks Input from Families
At Zoning Advisory Committee Meeting
Reno, NV (November 19, 2019) – As part of its ongoing commitment of keeping open lines of communication with families and considering public input in making decisions, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) is encouraging parents, families, students, and community members to participate in the Zoning Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 21. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the large gymnasium at Wooster High School, 1331 E. Plumb Lane, Reno.
The Zoning Advisory Committee evaluates and makes recommendations related to school attendance zoning. WCSD committees are comprised of volunteers from the community who advise the Board of Trustees and the superintendent on a variety of topics pertaining to the District. The work of committees helps to ensure that the community has a voice in District governance.
At the upcoming meeting on November 21, the Zoning Advisory Committee will be discussing school attendance zoning for the 2021-2022 school year. As WCSD is constructing and preparing to open more new schools, the District is changing school zoning boundaries in several neighborhoods for the 2021-2022 school year to alleviate overcrowding and accommodate growing numbers of students.
The committee will be discussing and may make recommendations on school zone changes that impact Galena High School, Damonte Ranch High School, Wooster High School, and Reno High School stemming from the zoning for the new Marce Herz Middle School and the associated changes to Pine Middle School, Vaughn Middle School, Swope Middle School and the students enrolled in the elementary schools who will attend these middle schools. The committee will also be discussing and may make recommendations on school zone changes that impact Hug High School, Reed High School, Sparks High School, Spanish Springs High School, and Wooster High School and zoning changes that could impact students attending Dilworth STEM Academy, Mendive Middle School, Sky Ranch Middle School, Sparks Middle School, and Traner Middle School and their associated elementary school feeders.
The potential changes will impact many schools and students, and at WCSD the voice of parents and families is critical. Members of the community – specifically families whose children may be affected by possible zoning changes – are invited to learn about the possible zoning changes and provide input to the committee.
For the 2021-2022 school year, changes to school attendance boundaries are expected at the following elementary schools:
- Caughlin Ranch
- Donner Springs
- Echo Loder
- Hidden Valley
- Kate Smith
- Lincoln Park
- Pleasant Valley
- Van Gorder
For the 2021-2022 school year, changes to school attendance boundaries are expected at the following middle schools:
- Sky Ranch
For the 2021-2022 school year, changes to school attendance boundaries are expected at the following high schools:
- Damonte Ranch
- Spanish Springs