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WILLIAMSVILLE TO SKIP YEAR IN REDISTRICTING SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS BIG MOVES IN '92, '93

Parents of elementary and middle school pupils in the Williamsville Central School District can rest easy next year but can expect major scheduling changes in 1992 and 1993.

Next fall elementary pupils will not have to change schools under a redistricting plan, and middle school pupils will continue with standard full sessions, the School Board was told this week.

Redistricting will come in September 1992 when classroom additions at the district's six elementary schools will have been completed, district spokeswoman Jackie Peters said.

She said redistricting was time-consuming and complicated and to do it two years in a row would be difficult.

Redistricting next fall would not solve the problem of overcrowding because none of the schools has enough space, she added.

The decision not to redistrict in 1991 will give the administration an extra year to study enrollment figures and develop a plan for 1992.

While the middle school schedule will not be altered next fall, classrooms will be crowded and more teachers will have to put classes on a "cart," moving equipment from room to room.

Middle school overcrowding will be worst in fall 1992, which has been described as the "crunch" year for the middle school population.

Until the new $16.7 million middle school is completed in September 1993, the School Board will have to implement one of several options for 1992-93 school year that could include increased class sizes or moving eighth-graders to the high schools. Mrs. Peters said the board will consider several options but ruled out double sessions at the middle schools.

The middle school, approved by voters Nov. 28, is scheduled for completion in September 1993.

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