Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:47 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Mar 5, 2013 8:29 AM
BOZEMAN - The Bozeman School Board voted unanimously to approve both the proposed Bozeman elementary and middle school boundaries at its regular meeting Monday night.
After months of deliberation, all 8 board members approved Alternative 4, which calls for boundary changes, among other alterations, in the Painted Hills subdivision, and in subdivisions west of S. 19th Avenue. Children in the latter would attend Hyalite Elementary, as opposed to Morningstar, while children in Painted Hills would attend Irving.
The board did not reach their decision without plenty of deliberation Monday night, however, as passionate residents voiced their concerns over the proposed boundary.
"I can see (Morningstar) from my front porch...and now the school you want my child to go to, I drove past it, and I can't even see it," one concerned parent said.
The changes to elementary school boundaries will not take effect until the 2014/15 school year.