The Box Elder School Board will soon need to consider how to change school boundaries to most effectively use two new schools to relieve overcrowding at other schools in the northern part of the county.
Currently, two new elementary schools are under construction. Superintendant Ron Wolff said the school in Garland will open this year, while the school in Fielding will open in 2012.
Both schools are larger than those they are replacing, but challenges still are associated with using the new classrooms with the most efficiency.
Both North Park and McKinley Elementary schools in Tremonton are using temporary classroom units and are still stuffed full of children. Enrollment at the new schools will be increased here to not only ease overcrowding but also leave room for growth.
The district also must consider existing communities and other boundaries that may be prevalent in a community.
The school board has set several public hearings for input about these changes. Meetings will be Jan. 25 at Garland Elementary School; Jan. 31, at Century Elementary; Feb. 3, at North Park Elementary; Feb. 15, at McKinley Elementary; and Feb. 22, at Fielding Elementary.
All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.
Implementation of boundary changes will depend on input received and the school board's ability to make a recommendation. For new boundaries to take effect in the 2011-2012 school year, the board must make a final decision by March 23.