Redistricting Discussion Back on Tuesday

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Officials on Tuesday will once again meet with parents as they continue to redistrict Arlington Public Schools, part of an ongoing process to alleviate overcrowding at some elementary schools.

In January, the Redistricting Committee and dozens of parents met up at  to talk about the next steps in creating new boundaries for the town's elementary schools.

Several parents once again said remaining in already-formed school communities are a priority for their families. In December, parents said  were also a major concern—a point that was reiterated at the last meeting

The Redistricting Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 6, 7-9p.m., at 's sixth floor meeting room.

Schools Chief Financial Officer Diane Johnson has said redistricting involves a great deal of calculations andassumptions to determine how many students will enroll in coming years.

But there are two construction projects in town that could throw off the balance: The former Brigham's Ice Cream headquarters and the . Both projects could add some young families, but there is no telling how many for now, Johnson said.

"Redistricting is a complex and painful process," she added. "Our assumptions have to be based on the best knowledge we have right now in the hopes of doing the right thing in the long term."


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