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45 students affected by possible Maumee redistricting

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MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Nearly 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 school.

There 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.

"We can't put all of the kids in the gym for an assembly. The cafeteria is very crowded," said Superintendent Dr. Gregory Smith.

If 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.

Smith says the change would not affect any teachers, but would only benefit students.

"They 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."

If the proposal passes, it will go into effect at the beginning of next school year.

Parents can voice their concerns about the proposal at a school board meeting next week.

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