Kennewick School District Proposes Boundary Changes
KENNEWICK, Wash.--For hundreds of incoming freshmen they could be going to a different high school than their neighbors who started high school earlier. However, younger siblings will still attend the same high school as older siblings regardless of the boundary change.
Right now, Kamiakin High School has around 300 more students than Kennewick High School and Southridge High School.
The Kennewick School District is trying to balance enrollment at all three high schools to avoid overcrowding.
Parents KNDU talked to seem to have mixed opinions.
"You already make up your mind where you're going to send your kid or where your kid wants to go," says parent Scott Claver. So, if you live out of the boundaries, you're going to find a way to get your kid to that school anyway."
"Changing those boundaries will further destroy the balance between the three high schools," mentions parent Julie Westermeyer."
Parents have one more chance to have their voices heard.
The last meeting on the proposed high school boundary change is:
Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Highlands Middle School (425 S. Tweedt Street)