Input sought on new Glenwood school boundaries |

Input sought on new Glenwood school boundaries

The Roaring Fork School District is seeking public input to help determine the attendance boundaries for the new combined elementary and middle school that is currently being built on the Eastbank site south of Glenwood Springs.

District officials will be hosting three community meetings to present the different boundary scenarios being considered, gather community feedback and answer questions:

• 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Sopris Elementary School.

• 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Glenwood Springs Middle School (media room).

• 5-6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.

The new pre-kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school is among the district projects funded by the $122 million bond that was passed in 2015. It is intended to relieve overcrowding at three Glenwood Springs schools that are at or over capacity, and also address the growth expected in this area over the next five to 10 years.

The school is expected to open for the start of the 2017-18 school year, meaning attendance boundaries must be adjusted for the existing Sopris and Glenwood Springs elementary school, and Glenwood Springs Middle School, to outline who will attend the new school and who will continue to attend existing schools.

“The boundaries that are determined will impact families with children currently attending any of these Glenwood Springs schools, as well as families who will one day enroll students in the Glenwood Springs schools,” the district stated in a news release.

Family and community members are encouraged to attend any meeting that works with their schedule, not just the meeting hosted at their student’s school.

Anyone who is unable to attend can still provide feedback through an online survey that can be found on the district website. A Spanish interpreter will also be on hand at each meeting.

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