Oldham County school board approves 'rebalancing' plan to move more than 160 students
BUCKNER, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oldham County Schools took action Monday night to deal with overcrowding in some schools, but some parents aren't happy about it.
The school board approved what it calls a "rebalancing plan," impacting more than 160 elementary students. It moves students from schools over capacity to others that aren't.
The affected students will be notified after Christmas that they will be moving and where they'll be moving. The district said it had to make the tough decision to fix the overcrowding problem.
"Nobody wants to move," said Lori McDowell, director of communications for Oldham County Schools. "Unfortunately, we've just become out of balance with certain schools, and we have to move certain populations. So not everybody's going to be happy, but all of our schools are fantastic schools."
There are some exceptions: Incoming fifth graders will be allowed to stay at their current school if they wish.
Affected students will move to their new schools for the start of next school year.
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