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Kennewick High School Boundaries Could be Changing

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  The Kennewick School District board met with parents Tuesday night to discuss proposed new boundaries for the high schools.  This means incoming freshmen could go to a different high school than their neighbors who started high school earlier.

Right now, Kamiakin High School has around 300 more students than Kennewick and Southridge. 

The meeting was supposed to focus on balancing out the number of children in each of the three high schools, but it turned into a discussion about the socio-economic breakdown of each school district.  Teacher at Kennewick High School, Darain Brown, said, "The proposed boundaries are going to have a strong impact on Kennewick High School.  I'm worried about the socio-economic impact its going to have on our school."  Uby Creek, a concerned citizen, said, "I think we need to consider the whole picture, the whole child the whole student."

The Kennewick School District board will have final say in the boundaries of the three high schools.  They will vote on to either adopt, change, or pass the new boundaries.