School board approves boundary changes
Following months of public discussion, the Portland School Board recently approved boundary changes for several Northeast Portland schools.
Key points of the enrollment balancing changes include:
- A boundary change from the western edge of the Alameda/Beaumont attendance area to Irvington and Sabin K-8 schools. (This is intended to ease crowding at Alameda Elementary School and to stabilize enrollment at Irvington and Sabin.)
- Converting Rigler K-8 School to a K-5 school, with middle-grade students assigned to Beaumont Middle School. (This is intended to ease overcrowding at Rigler and provide Beaumont with a second feeder school, providing greater enrollment stability to both schools.)
- Keeping Sabin a K-8 school and providing Vernon with support for its middle-grade program. (Vernon now hosts Rigler seventh- and eighth-graders. Starting this fall, Rigler’s middle-grade students would attend Beaumont. Current seventh-graders at Vernon would have the right to remain there.)
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