|This is an overview of the Pottstown School District’s four new elementary school attendance zones that will be presented at tonight’s meeting.|
POTTSTOWN — In advance of tonight’s school board meeting, at which the proposed four new elementary school attendance zones will be discussed, Superintendent Jeff Sparagana has agreed to The Mercury’s request to make them public for inspection.
The meeting will be held in the Pottstown High School cafeteria and begins at 7:30 p.m.
Sparagana said the information was released to give parents and residents an opportunity to look at and digest some of the information prior to tonight’s presentation.
Attached to this article, readers should find a map of the current five-school configuration, a map showing the borders of the four new attendance areas, as well as close-up maps of all four attendance areas.
This map shows the current attendance zones for the
five elementary schools.
(The four attendance area maps are posted below as large as this format allows.)
The open circles on the maps show established crossing guard locations. The circles that are filled in with color show proposed new crossing guard locations.
The district also released four lists of addresses for each of the four new attendance areas.
We are unable to post those lists on our web site on short notice, however anyone who sends an e-mailed request to Reporter Evan Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org, will receive a return e-mail to which the attendance areas list requested will be attached.
The re-districting is part of the district’s overall elementary project, which also includes moving all fifth grade students to the middle school and expanding Franklin, Lincoln and Rupert elementary schools as well as renovating all three.
Barth Elementary School is currently under renovation, but is not being expanded.
The attendance areas had to be re-drawn as a result of the decision to close Edgewood Elementary School.
However the Edgewood building will be used in the coming school year because the renovations and expansion plans at Rupert are so extensive.
All three projects will begin this summer, but the work at Lincoln and Franklin will continue into the school year, as is now being done for the Barth project.
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|The proposed new Franklin Elementary School attendance area|
|This is a close-up of the proposed new attendance area for Lincoln Elementary School that will be presented at tonight’s meeting.|
|This is a close-up of the proposed new attendance area for Rupert Elementary School that will be presented at tonight’s meeting.|