District approves school boundary changes for 2018-19 By ALX STEVENS email@example.com Jan 10, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Facebook Twitter Email Print Save The Kuna Joint School District has approved school boundary changes for the 2018-19 year.The district sought community feedback on several possible school boundary change options for elementary and middle schools. School boundaries had to be adjusted due to current and future growth, creating a second middle school and moving sixth-grade students into middle schools.After gathering public input, a committee, formed to create and propose recommended school boundary changes, made recommendations to the board of trustees Tuesday, Jan. 9. The board approved those recommendations at the meeting.The board approved elementary schools boundaries option two because, according to the committee, it was the preferred community choice, would be relevant to the district for about 10-15 years and it addressed current issues of transportation and school choice. The board approved the choice 3-1. Download PDF Trustee JD Grant voted against the recommendation after voicing concerns about possible community growth halting.The board also approved, unanimously, middle schools boundaries option one. Based on survey results it too was the preferred choice for the community. It was also convenient, with the boundaries being “split” along Linder Road. The new boundaries would be relevant for more than five years. Download PDF One disadvantage or advantage, depending on point of view, is that some fifth-grade students would be split among the two middle schools — Kuna Middle School and Teed Middle School.Public comment was gathered through a public meeting and a survey. About 844 people responded to the survey, according to committee members.Trustee Joy Garrison voiced her approval of the two options approved saying if she had taken the survey she would have voted for those two options. Garrison said that she abstained from voting on the survey due to her board role being a conflict of interest. Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More from this section Tractor Supply, FFA look for Idaho FFA projects to fund Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 Kuna FFA members develop leadership at conference Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 Melba High School begins weight room upgrades Posted: Dec. 27, 2017 STEM charter school given OK to open 2018 in Kuna Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 'I'm sad it's over,' Teed teacher puts on final Christmas concert Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Kuna School District Boundary Changes 2018-19 School Middle School Option Boundary District Joy Garrison One Recommendation Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.