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School Board Rules on Elementary School Boundaries

RICHLAND, Wash. - It's official.  The Richland School Board decided where hundreds of elementary students will go to class in the coming years.

Several parents from the Lakes and Candy Mountain neighborhoods in West Richland have been very vocal about the issue.  They want their children in a neighborhood school.

There was a lot of debate among board members Tuesday night on the most controversial decision when it comes to the school boundaries.  Board members thought they may need until next winter to decide.  But by a very close vote, they elected Lakes and Candy Mountain students will go to Wiley Elementary.

The changes go into effect in 2007.

Board members say they are basing their decision on students currently in schools and not on the projected growth charts from current estimates.