Saturday is the final day to weigh-in on EVSD structure

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by JENICA VILLAMOR and KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 7:42 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—Saturday is the last chance for parents to weigh in on whether the East Valley School District should reconsider its elementary school format of kindergarten through eighth grade.

The meeting is Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the board room of the East Valley School District Office. Board members said they plan to make a decision by the end of March.

Leaders said they plan to decide whether or not to bring back middle schools. However, they could decide to spend the next year researching the idea.

WATCH: EVSD reconsiders elementary format

In 2011, EVSD leaders reconfigured elementary schools to hold kindergarten through 8th grades. The transition was completed this year. Board members and district leaders are now looking at the change because concerned parents asked them to consider it.

District leaders are now soliciting public opinion about the change and are considering what changes should be made. This includes reverting to kindergarten through 5th grade and 6th grade through 8th grade or bringing back some middle schools and keeping some schools the way they are.

District leaders do not know how much the changes could cost but hope to come up with an answer that benefits everyone.

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