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four dozen students could be going to a new school next year in Maumee. School
officials are considering redistricting due to overcrowding at an elementary
are currently 417 students enrolled at Fairfield Elementary and 324 at Fort
Miami. Both schools house kindergarten through third grades. With about 100
students more at Fairfield, the superintendent says a redistricting proposal
may be necessary.
can't put all of the kids in the gym for an assembly. The cafeteria is very
crowded," said Superintendent Dr. Gregory Smith.
passed, the redistricting would affect about 45 students that live in the
neighborhood from Key Street to Steghorn Lane, north of the Ohio Turnpike, as
well as students in Kings Cove Apartments.
says the change would not affect any teachers, but would only benefit students.
are going to have more resources available to them," he said. "It would be
pretty much split between the two schools. We've got great teachers in both
schools, so the kids are going to get a great education."
the proposal passes, it will go into effect at the beginning of next school
can voice their concerns about the proposal at a school board meeting next