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Parents frustrated with school rezoning proposal

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Parents speak out at a meeting about school rezoning at Arbor View High School on Jan. 14. (FOX5) Parents speak out at a meeting about school rezoning at Arbor View High School on Jan. 14. (FOX5)

The Clark County School District is severely overcrowded. One of the plans to alleviate the problem is rezoning. That plan doesn't sit well with all parents, however.

The school district held a meeting, the first of two in two nights, Tuesday to gather feedback from parents. Tuesday's meeting focused on high schools and elementary schools in the northwest Valley.

More than 100 parents showed up at Arbor View High School to voice their opinions. Some were angry with the idea of their children being transferred to different schools. Concerns included grades and the fact that their children would have to make new friends. 

"My daughters have to be dropped off at 6:30 a.m. at a daycare facility that does not service schools that you're proposing moving my daughters to," one parent said.

"We love this school and we want to stay here. We don't want to move," said another parent.

"Unfortunately, not all the students are going to [be able to stay] in a school that they're comfortable with, that's more convenient for the family. It's got to be what's best for the whole district," said Albert Delgado, chairman of the school district's Attendance Zone Advisory Commission.

Part of the focus Tuesday was Bozarth Elementary students switching to either Darnell Elementary to the south or Bilbray Elementary or Scherkenbach Elementary to the north.

Pranava Moody, a military parent whose kids attend Bozarth, said switching her kids to another school could be overwhelming.

"It's just one of those things where it's really hard for the kids to establish that sense of community within themselves and be able to find the peace that they need to fit in," she said.

Parents also expressed concerns about switching students from Arbor View High School to Shadow Ridge, about four miles to the northeast.

"If they put her in another school that is farther for me, I have to go out of my way to drop her off and then go back on the freeway to go to work," Arbor View parent Jose Sanchez said.

No decisions were made Tuesday night. The school board will have the final say, with a decision expected in late February.

Wednesday's meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Palo Verde High School.

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