The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education passed a redistricting plan Thursday night that will require more than 1,000 elementary students to change schools in August.
The plan, approved by the board 5-2, takes socioeconomic diversity, as well as geography, of students into account.
“Not overburdening any one school gives all of our students an equitable opportunity to be in a diverse environment,” said board member Gregory McElveen.
The majority of the redistricted elementary school students will make up the inaugural classes of Northside Elementary, the system’s newest elementary school.The district first identified a need for an eleventh elementary school more than four years ago, as overcrowding in the system’s existing elementary schools mounted.
The board also unanimously approved a spot redistricting plan for high school students at the meeting. The plan will move about 100 Carrboro High School students to Chapel Hill High School or East Chapel Hill High School.