A meeting to discuss rearranging the grade levels in West York School District's elementary schools will be held Monday.
If the proposal is approved by the school board, all second- and third-grade students will attend Lincolnway Elementary, and the fourth- and fifth-grade students will attend Trimmer Elementary.
Superintendent Emilie Lonardi said the meeting will allow the public to "help us think it through."
The meeting will cover logistics of moving the students, timelines and cost savings that could happen with the change.
Lonardi said she would not move forward with a proposal like this without the school board's approval: When she first mentioned the change to the board in May, members were supportive of it.
Lonardi said she knows there is concern in the district about reconfiguring the schools.
"Everybody's nervous about change," she said.
Lonardi said teachers have been asking questions about what the changes could look like, and are hoping to know as soon as possible in order to plan for next year.
But Lonardi said teachers seem positive about the shift, if it will serve the students best.
"The teachers have been really terrific," Lonardi said.
At Wallace: The proposal mimics a similar move with Wallace Elementary, which will house all students in kindergarten and first grade once renovations and expansion to the building are complete.
Lonardi said following that model would help students adjust to classes
Lonardi also said the change would stop one school in the district from becoming too crowded, and forcing a change in the school zones every few years.
Lonardi said she expects the board to vote on the reconfiguration in November. If approved, the plan will be in effect for the 2014-2015 school year.
The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the middle school cafeteria, 1700 Bannister St.
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