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Parents Voice Concerns On Proposed Boundaries


Since the Bismarck Public School's released the proposed boundaries for the district, many parents have come forward with their concerns and frustrations.

Tonight we talk with two moms, and for one this isn't the first time her child has been moved to a different school.

<<"This isn't right what they've done to him, think about all the times, every time a kid has to start a new school, think about how that interrupts their learning process," Megan Rosten said.

Megan Rosten's fourth grade son Quinn, currently attends Sunrise Elementary School in Bismarck, his third school since he started Kindergarten at Corpus Christi four years ago.

"After that he went over to Northridge for first grade and then we found out sunrise was going to be open and we were kind of shocked to find out after we knew where the school was going to be going, that they selected our kids to go there, because it didn't make a whole lot of sense, because there's a lot of people a lot closer to the school," Rosten said.

According to the proposed boundaries for next school year, Quinn, will once again move schools, and go back to Northridge for fifth grade.

"Sunrise is closer, Grimsrud, Centennial and then the new school are all closer to us than Northridge, it makes absolutely no sense that our kids go to school there," Rosten said.

(STANDUP) Rosten's neighbor, Germain Krueger is also disappointed with the proposed boundaries. Once the new site was picked for the new elementary school in north Bismarck, she was confident her kids would go to the new school.

"It was going to be closer, a lot of their friends were going to be there and it would be a place we would get to go and we would get to stay, that's why it was exciting, it was going to be our school," Germain Krueger said.

The proposed boundaries also show Krueger's son going to Northridge next year.

"It's probably a good eight miles drive from here," Krueger said.

Twice the distance the new school is from Krueger's home.

"It's about four miles by travel to the new school," Krueger said.

"Kids are flexible and I know it's frustrating for everyone who's kids are having to move schools, but I think this district needs to understand that for these kids, this isn't one move, some of these kids, Quinn is not the only one, some of these kids have been affected multiple times," Rosten said.

Which is why these parents want this move to be the right move, and the final move for their children.>>

The Boundary Committee met last night, and Rosten and Krueger's concern was addressed.

However a final decision on the new boundaries isn't expected to be made, until the next school board meeting, on January 28th.

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