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Construction is currently underway on the new elementary school in Mustang at SW 59th and County Line Road. New district boundaries will be drawn which will put students in different schools next year in hopes lowering large classroom sizes. (Staff photo by Jon Watje)

By Jon Watje
Managing Editor 

To alleviate the growing number of students in classrooms in the Mustang School District, a new elementary is being built on the east end of the city. New district lines will also be drawn, meaning students will likely be moved to different schools next year. 

"Our goal is to do some balancing of our numbers and we are looking at boundary realignments," said Mustang Deputy Superintendent Charles Bradley at Monday’s school board meeting. "We have a committee in place that is looking at the information and we are hoping that the new lines will be approved in February or March."

Bradley said Valley and Trails elementary schools had the biggest classroom sizes in the district.

"This redistricting would affect every school in the district, except for the high school and the Mustang Education Center," he said.

Mustang School Board President Chad Fulton said he hopes the redrawn districts will be released as soon as possible.

"My concern is that this we hold off on this until next summer and then have to tell the parents that their kids are going to different schools," Fulton said. "I would like to give the community some time so they can make that transition."

The new elementary school, which is being built at the intersection of SW 59th and County Line Road, is projected to open in time for the 2014 school year.

In other school news, the filing period for two Mustang School Board seats will be from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. The upcoming election will be for board seats 2 (three-year term) and 4 (five-year term).

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