Video: Attendance Changes Coming to Starkville Schools

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Changes are likely coming to the school zones of the new Starkville Oktibbeha County Consolidated School District.

Some students and schools would be realigned in order to comply with federal guidelines on racial balance within the new district.

Parents and staff members were informed of the proposed changes as outlined by the Justice Department through an email Tuesday.

The proposal would move all K – 5 students at East Elementary School into existing elementary schools of the district.

The plan moves rising fifth graders to Overstreet and rising second graders to Ward Stewart. The plan, which would go into effect in August, does not include changes at West Elementary School.

The board will have a special called meeting on February 23rd. There are also several sessions for employees, parents and stakeholders.

The first is Thursday night at East Elementary at 5:30pm.

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