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Parents express concern over proposed boundary changes for Beaverton high schools

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The Beaverton School District’s proposal to re-draw its high school boundaries to accommodate a new school is drawing criticism and concern from parents.

The district’s 7th meeting on the issue Thursday night was a full house.  The High School Boundaries Advisory Committee read and addressed some of the concerns, which range from traffic safety to family legacy.

“My youngest is facing the possibility of changing from Sunset HS to Beaverton HS midstream,” said Jordan Greenbaum, a Sunset parent. “He’s been part of the Sunset community, through sports, through school, since the first grade.”

Sunset and Beaverton High School would be the most affected by the re-drawn boundaries under the current proposals, with hundreds of students slated to be transferred from Sunset to Beaverton, and from Beaverton to Southridge High School.

“One of the biggest concerns is the traffic,” said Paige Dickson, a Sunset parent.  “My daughter would eventually start driving and have to go through the Cedar Mills, Hwy 26, which is one of the heaviest traffic areas in all of Portland.”

The advisory committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary changes on February 16th at Southridge High School.  The committee will eventually vote on a recommendation, which will be sent to the superintendent.

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