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Meeting to Cover Crowding at Schools

Options for changing middle school attendance boundaries will be among topics for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s board meeting today.

More than 150 parents attended the board’s previous meeting to oppose a plan to relieve overcrowding by putting one school on a year-round schedule and routing students at two elementary schools to different middle schools.

Another scenario, to be presented today, would affect students at Bryant Ranch Elementary School, Assistant Supt. Kim Stallings said.

“This is not a situation where we’re recommending the board adopt all the options presented,” Stallings said.

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Among proposals to ease classroom overcrowding at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim and Bernardo Yorba Middle School in Yorba Linda is to send Bryant Ranch Elementary graduates to Travis Ranch Middle rather than Bernardo Yorba Middle, where they go now, and move Bryant Ranch’s sixth grade to Travis Ranch.

That could be done next year if the district does not reauthorize the 100 transfer students who are at Travis Ranch this year. If the district renews the transfers, Travis Ranch could accommodate Bryant Ranch students starting in the 1998 school year, Stallings said.

Other possibilities are to build an new elementary school in the Rio Vista area; to route Glenview Elementary students to Yorba Linda Middle School instead of Bernardo Yorba; to move Glenview’s sixth grade to Yorba Linda Middle and Rio Vista’s sixth grade to Kraemer Middle School; and to put Rio Vista on a year-round schedule.


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