As 150 parents listened, Camarillo school officials presented several options Thursday for locating up to three middle schools in the district, an idea trustees are considering along with a plan to lessen overcrowding.
Under the proposals, middle schools could be located at one or more of the following: Monte Vista Intermediate School, Los Altos Intermediate School and Las Colinas School.
Some Las Colinas parents came out to protest the possibility that their children's school would be transformed into a middle school.
If Monte Vista becomes the only middle school, sixth-graders would be bused there from Las Colinas and Santa Rosa Elementary, leaving kindergarten through fifth-grade students at those schools.
The middle school curriculum would be for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The district now has sixth-graders attending 11 elementary schools and seventh- and eighth-graders going to two intermediate schools.
Officials are considering bringing in middle schools because they say the curriculum change is long overdue, but they also see it as a way of handling serious overcrowding projected for the coming years.