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Why U-46 shies away from boundary changes

District shies away from boundary changes in wake of bias lawsuit

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Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project this summer. But some say students could be moved to a school two miles away that is about half full.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project this summer. But some say students could be moved to a school two miles away that is about half full.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project being completed this summer. Many argue the district should skip the construction and shift its boundaries to relieve overcrowding.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

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The last time Elgin Area School District U-46 redrew its attendance boundaries, in 2004, it was slapped with a racial bias lawsuit. Since then the district has stayed away from any further boundary changes, ignoring recommendations from its own committee tasked with studying enrollment trends.
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    • Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project this summer. But some say students could be moved to a school two miles away that is about half full.
    • Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project this summer. But some say students could be moved to a school two miles away that is about half full.
    • Ontarioville Elementary School in Hanover Park is getting five additional classrooms as part of a $3.5 million construction project being completed this summer. Many argue the district should skip the construction and shift its boundaries to relieve overcrowding.
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