Colonial schools offer redistricting plan

By Jim Hilgen 10:20pm, October 15, 2012 - Updated 10:38am, October 16, 2012
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Overcrowding of a few Colonial elementary schools has district officials planning to move some students around.

About 150 parents came out to the New Castle school Monday night to learn about the plan.

A preliminary outline takes 150 students each from Carrie Downey and Wilmington Manor and 300 from Colwyck Elementary.

Those 600 students would go to the newly created New Castle Elementary.

Sheila Ames fears the change may negatively impact her child at Colwyck.

"We are making great strides there, and I'm just concerned that the transition and movement will be just to suffice numbers and not to keep the kids and their education at heart," says Ames.

Keisha Rivers doesn't want her daughter's education disrupted.

"I want her to have what she's supposed to have so she can progress in school like she's supposed to. She's five. she's in kindergarten, and all this switching around is going to confuse her," Rivers says.

District superintendent Dorothy Linn says the proposal she presented is a preliminary one.

She says the redistricting process will be transparent, and she wants parents to provide input which may help shape the final actions the district takes.

Parents can view the proposed plan, and make comments and suggestions by clicking here.

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