The Loudoun County School Board voted March 12 to reverse school reassignments for 81 area elementary schoolers.
Two new elementary schools, Moorefield Station and Discovery Elementary, opening in the fall forced the school board to redraw school boundaries, uprooting nearly 1,000 students in the Ashburn and Dulles areas.
A survey was sent out to 345 fourth-graders this February, offering them the option to get “grandfathered,” or maintain their current school enrollment for their final elementary school year. The option is available only to rising fifth graders and parents are responsible for providing transportation to their children.
Of the 345 kids polled, 81 elected to stay at their current schools. Almost half of the Seldens Landing students surveyed elected to stay at the school rather than transfer to Steuart W. Weller.
Ultimately, students from Belmont Station, Creighton's Corner, Dominion Trail, Legacy Elementary, Mill Run, Rosa Lee Carter, Seldens Landing Steuart W. Weller were impacted.
The school board unanimously voted to allow all students grandfathering requests.
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