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The Lexington School Board is likely to vote on a “campus grade school” proposal at their Monday, Oct. 13 meeting.

The proposal would take students from Morton, Pershing, and Sandoz Elementaries and group them together by grade level in the same building (i.e. all first graders would be together in one building, so on and so forth). Lexington schools administrators say the plan would have a number of benefits for principals, teachers, and students.

However, the plan has led to some consternation among parents and taxpayers. Some concerns include increased transportation costs, the loss of “neighborhood schools,” and whether or not there would actually be a benefit to students.

Lexington Superintendent John Hakonson said Tuesday that there will likely be an opportunity for parents to voice their concerns or support directly to the board prior to the vote. “We always have a citizen comment section at each meeting. In addition, there will probably be some time set aside for members of the public to share their thoughts,” he said.

If approved the plan could be implemented as early as the 2015-2016 school year.

The Lexington School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

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