Magnet School to move; other changes announced

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Natchitoches Magnet School will move to the campus of East Natchitoches, Supt. of Schools Dale Skinner said at the board meeting Wednesday.

The move is one of several changes of the plan to band schools according to grade levels. The changes will be effective in the fall.

The board will vote on the changes during a special called meeting March 13 at 5 p.m.

Skinner and his curriculum team announced the realignment plans last month and they were unanimously approved by the board. Since this is a major change, the board must approve the new plan.

“After community input, with the assistance of teachers and parents, we have made some new decisions,” Skinner said. In order to have schools with lower, more manageable numbers, we feel as if it would be in the best interest of our students to make the following moves:”

Weaver – PK, K, 1 (approximately 600 students)

Parks – 2, 3, 4 (approximately 586 students)

L.P. Vaughn – 5-6 (approximately 395 students)

NJH – 7 (197) – 8 (206) (approximately 403 students)

East – Magnet (approximately 400 students – 16 classrooms)

Infant and toddler classes will remain at L.P. Vaughn.