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Under the new policy, which would be implemented as soon as next year if passed, when a school becomes overcrowded, a student would be required to go back to the school where their attendance zone is.
The GW student body is against a moratorium on out-of-area transfers that was imposed at the school last year and does not want some angry parents' opinions to represent the entire school, according to Crane.
"The minority is being heard as if they were a majority," he said. "We think everyone should have an opportunity to receive one of the best educations in the state and, at this point, we just want to know what's happening. We know they say it's because of overcrowding, but we want to know more -- and if there's a better way to fix the problem."
Several Overbrook parents think there is another way: Redesign the classroom setup in the schools, instead of the entire district.
At Overbrook, a special-education class is being moved to another school, and parents and teachers want to move a computer lab into the library to free up another classroom. They say redistricting is unnecessary and will make gifted programs harder for the area's advanced students.Library funding also on agenda
Also at today's meeting, school board members will address their plans, if any, for funding the Kanawha County Public Library.
Last month, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the Kanawha school board no longer is required by law to financially support library services, leaving the funding for 40 percent of the library's budget uncertain. The money in question is about 1.5 percent of the school board's budget.
Library officials have asked school board members to continue funding the library, even if the law no longer requires them to.
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