Saturday, November 28, 2009

Elementary students will shift schools to ease overcrowding - Gazette

Some parents fear move will fracture fledgling sense of community

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Some students at East Silver Spring Elementary School will be reassigned to Sligo Creek Elementary School next year to manage class sizes at Sligo Creek, but East Silver Spring parents fear the move will fracture a growing community just beginning to unite.

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted to reassign about 25 East Silver Spring Elementary students to Sligo Creek Elementary School, a kindergarten through fifth-grade school in Silver Spring, beginning next school year. The BOE also voted to reassign students living in the City of Takoma Park but attending Sligo Creek to Takoma Park and Piney Branch elementary schools in Takoma Park to alleviate overcrowding at Sligo Creek.

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