West Ada school meeting gets heated

Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 01:10:57-05

A contentious meeting discussing more school boundary changes in the West Ada district.

 The state's largest school district is growing by close to a thousand new students a year and that's creating overcrowding in a number of schools.

 Since early October, a committee of parents has been working on a proposal to reduce overcrowding at Eagle and Heritage middle schools and also create the attendance area for the new Star middle school. The group is now also proposing attendance area changes to four elementary schools in the district's northeast area.
 But not everybody is happy with the plan.

 Shelli Nye is a mother of four and is worried her children could be split up between different schools.
"To me that says you kids are numbers, there are boundary lines, they're percentages," Nye said.  "My kids aren't any of those. my kids are people who have ties academically to this school, athletically to this school and while that not suppose to matter because that's emotional, it matters to them."

 You can see the full plan on the West Ada district's website. There will also be another public meeting on the boundary changes at the Star Middle School gymnasium on January 8th. 

If the school board approves the plan, the changes will start next fall.