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Mesa district to present proposed elementary school boundary changes

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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:00 am

Students now in the Jordan Elementary School attendance area in Chandler may be reassigned to Pomeroy or Washington elementary schools, according to a plan presented this week by the Mesa Unified School District.

The district governing board decided late last month to close Jordan Elementary School as a neighborhood campus following the end of the current school year. The site will become home to several preschool programs beginning in August.

The district’s Planning and Boundary Design Advisory Committee (PABDAC) put together proposed boundary changes that will not only shift the students from Jordan Elementary to Pomeroy Elementary or Washington Elementary but also shift a small number of students from Washington Elementary School to Roosevelt Elementary School.

Under the plan, enrollment at Pomeroy Elementary School would change from 526 students this year to 672 students next year. Enrollment at Roosevelt Elementary School would change from 396 now to 524 next year. Enrollment at Washington Elementary School would change from 589 now to 567 next year. This takes into consideration that all students in the proposed boundary changes attend their new neighborhood school. Students can still apply through open enrollment to attend a different campus in Mesa.

Two public comment meetings are scheduled for the community. The first hearing will begin at 6 p.m. March 21 at Jordan Elementary School, 3320 N. Carriage Lane, Chandler.

The second hearing will begin at 6 p.m. April 2 at Washington Elementary School, 2260 W. Isabella Ave., Mesa.

Information about the proposed changes can be viewed online at www.mpsaz.org/future. The public can also make online comments at the site.

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