Warren County Schools Weighing New Boundaries

Feb 9, 2021

Credit Warren County Public Schools

Warren County Public Schools will soon decide whether to accept new boundaries for its elementary schools.

The WCPS school board will vote at a Feb. 22 meeting on the proposed changes, which impact the boundary lines for a little less than half of the elementary schools in the district.

WCPS communications director Morgan Watson said being one of the fastest growing districts in the commonwealth means the district must re-examine its boundaries every few years.

"Whenever the district looks at the possibility of changing the boundary lines, they look at many things, including the transportation of students to and from the schools, proximity of that available transporation to and from the school. They also look at socio-economic background and future developments of schools, current developments in those areas," Watson said.

The new boundary lines mostly impact Alvaton, Briarwood, Cumberland Trace, Lost River, Natcher and Warren Elementary Schools. 

The WCPS redistricting plan is currently available for review here.

Watson said the district is not changing middle and high school boundary lines.

"We want to maintain neighborhood school communities. So you'll notice that a lot of our schools, especially in traditional neighborhoods, those kids can walk or bike," Watson said.

The Feb. 22 vote on the plan is taking place during the next school board meeting at Greenwood High School at 6:30 p.m.