SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - People in Dorchester District Two got a first look at possible changes coming to school attendance lines for the 2016-2017 school year.
Dozens gathered at Fort Dorchester Elementary School Thursday evening, at the first of six meetings, to hear how hundreds of elementary school students could be attending new schools next year.
The proposed changes, seen in the maps, will only apply to rising kindergarteners through rising 4th graders. Rising 5th graders will still have the option to stay at their current schools, if they have their own transportation.
Father of a DD2 school student, Jose Gomez, is excited about the changes.
"I think the overall, the big deciding factors: the staff to student ratio, the bus routes," said Gomez. "That's one of the major significant factors is not having enough bus routes for the entire community, the entire area of Dorchester District Two."
The proposal is expected to be finalized December 7, and final decision should be reached by the school board December 14.
The other meetings will be held:
- Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Pye Elementary School
- Monday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Summerville High School
- Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at William M. Reeves, Jr. Elementary School
- Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Beech Hill Elementary School
- Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. at 6:30 p.m. at Rollings Middle School of the Arts
- Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Summerville High School- Finalized proposal
- Monday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. Board meeting- presentation of proposed plan
*Thursday, November 19 is scheduled as an alternative meeting date, if necessary.