School Boundary Forums In January | VideoKristin Clouston | 1/1/2013
Next fall, schools are going to be reconfigured from K-6 to K-5, from 7-9 to 6-8, and from 10-12 to 9-12. The reconfiguration was planned for 2015 but needed to be moved up because of high enrollment numbers.
Superintendent Tamara Uselman said, "Our board did a superb job of working with the demographers number of 250 more new students every year and when the demographer came out with that, we had a lot of Doubting Thomases that said, `That`s not true. You`re overreacting Mrs. Uselman. I don`t think your numbers are accurate but the board really held on to that because it was a conservative number and it proves it was a conservative number.` The demographer came back six months later, looked at the growth and actually what we`re seeing in Bismarck, for a mid-point conservative, I think you better plan for 340 more students."
There are going to be two public forums that will address proposed boundary changes. The first meeting is Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 in the Wachter cafetorium. The second meeting is Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 in the Horizon cafetorium.