Public meetings held on Troy redistricting

Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C is holding a series of public informational meetings to inform the community about changes in school boundaries planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

Meetings will be held at Shorewood Elementary Jan. 27, Crossroads Elementary Feb. 2, Hofer Elementary Feb. 3 and Heritage Trail Elementary Feb. 4. The first meeting was held Jan. 26 at Craughwell Elementary.

The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Each will consist of a presentation with maps, followed by a question and answer period.

Superintendent Todd Koehl said redistricting is necessary at this time in order to make sure students attend schools that are as close as possible to their homes, among other reasons.

“The district has grown by 2,500 students since 1997,” Koehl said. “Now that growth has somewhat leveled off, we are working to place families at buildings that make geographical sense as much as we are able to.”

District 30-C added that redistricting would also address crowding at Troy Heritage Trail and Troy Shorewood schools, as well as establish baseline enrollments as a foundation for future facility planning. The changes will affect approximately 6 percent of the district’s total student population.

William B. Orenic Intermediate School and Troy Middle School will not be part of the redistricting.

Further redistricting information can be found on the district’s website, www.troy30c.org.

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