School Officials Address a Problem Before it Arrives

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

The Redistricting Committee for Albemarle County Schools met for the fifth time in recent weeks to find a way to assign students throughout their district.

The 16-member committee appointed by the Albemarle County school superintendent filled the library at Jack Jouett Middle School Tuesday, January 11th with hopes to approve a plan on assigning students from one school to one other specific school rather than from one school to various different schools. Unfortunately for the committee and parents, the decision is hard.

One of the standards raising question, is how to handle the impact on diversity. With the ideas thrown out on Tuesday, some schools will suffer while helping others, making their problem with diversity, far worse than the initial school's problem.

A school official told CBS 19 News the meeting wrapped late Tuesday night without a plan to present to the public. The committee will meet again, for the sixth time, next week.

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