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Yelm School’s decision to postpone school boundary shifts very wise in retrospect

On April 10, 2015, Jenna Loughlin posted this in the Nisqually Valley News, highlighting in-retrospect the wisdom of Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Andy Wolf:

– “Changes to Elementary School Boundaries Delayed”
“Yelm Schools Committee Waiting for Resolutions on Multiple Factors Causing One-Year Wait”

“At the last meeting of the boundary committee for Yelm Community Schools, the recommendation was made to put off proposed school boundary shifts until the 2016-17 school year.”

“The reasons it listed, according to YCS Superintendent Andy Wolf, are:…the results of a water rights case regarding the city of Yelm that may come from the Washington state Supreme Court in the next few months, which would impact housing and growth in the city;…”

“In the interim, the district will employ some of the same strategies it has been using this school year to lessen the burden on its more overcrowded elementary schools — busing some students who live behind Yelm High School to Mill Pond instead of Southworth and sending students who live in the Tustin apartments to Prairie.”

Editor’s Note:
Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Andy Wolf deserves kudos for his insight and restraint!

Posted by Steve on October 14, 2015 at 7:07 am | Permalink

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