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Joplin Schools tables decision on redistricting plan

Updated February 27, 2013:  The Joplin school board tables a redistricting plan for Joplin Schools.  The new plan would change the school many students attend.

It would require students to attend a school based on their address and changes which middle school some elementary schools feed into.

Officials say there would be a temporary permit process where third through seventh grade students can apply to attend the middle school of their choice.

The school board tabled the issue until March 26 to allow time to get more community input.

Posted February 26, 2013:  The Joplin School board will vote this evening on a redistricting plan.  The proposal would change the schools many students attend.

If approved the plan would require students to attend a school based on their address.  It would also change which middle school some elementary schools feed into.

Officials say there will be a temporary permit process where third through seventh grade students can apply to attend the middle school of their choice.

For more information and to see the proposed redistricting map visit Joplin Schools redistricting map (PDF).

We'll have the results from the vote Tuesday night on KOAM News at 10.

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