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MCPS kicks off boundary review work

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 19:44:58-05

MISSOULA – The process of re-drawing some of the elementary school boundaries for Missoula County Public Schools starts this week, with the first in a series of public events taking place Wednesday evening.

MCPS is tasking a special advisory committee with a complete review of the current school boundaries, and where changes could be made to fit with student enrollment growth and the changes in the various buildings.

The district hasn’t reviewed boundaries for a dozen years and administrators say in that time, there’s been an additional 800 elementary students added to the district. And some schools are running at 95 percent capacity.

District leaders say the re-alignment will also help figure out whether changes could be made to match the recent new construction and remodeling of buildings across the district.

Tonight at 6 p.m. the Boundary Advisory Committee will have it’s first meeting to start the boundary review at the MCPS Business Building Boardroom on South Avenue.

Then on Thursday, MCPS will host the first Community Open House in the community room at the Missoula Food Bank, starting at 6 p.m.