A committee redrawing Fayette County public school attendance boundaries discussed about 25 scenarios Friday but made only four changes to a proposed redistricting plan.
According to district attendance analyst Bob Joice, the committee moved the Ellerslie neighborhood, which had about seven students, from Squires Elementary to Athens-Chilesburg Elementary. That neighborhood had been originally assigned to Tates Creek Elementary. The move was made because of concerns about traffic, said committee chairman Alan Stein.
The committee reviewed requests to assign other neighborhoods to Athens-Chilesburg Elementary. But because of capacity, Stein said if any additional students were assigned to Athens-Chilesburg, other students would have to be removed.
A larger area around Southpoint was moved from Southern Elementary, as proposed, back to Lansdowne, where the neighborhood is currently assigned. That brought more of a balance in socioeconomics and capacity, Stein said.
The Walden Grove neighborhood moved from Lansdowne, as proposed, back to Southern Elementary.
The committee switched about five children between Harrison and Ashland Elementary schools, Joice said.
The committee is redrawing school attendance boundaries in advance of opening two new elementary schools in 2016 and a high school in 2017.
The committee wants to give the school board a recommendation by April.
On Friday, Stein said the committee was halfway through revisiting proposals about elementary schools.
"We're paying attention to every comment neighborhoods are sending us," Stein said. "We're taking a look at how we can improve upon the work we've done."