People For and Against New D230 Attendance Zones Have Their Say (Video)
Consolidated High School District 230 held a special meeting Tuesday night to explain the rationale behind a plan that would restrict students living in two areas from attending Sandburg, while those against the plan offered their views.
A variety of thoughts were shared Tuesday night about a proposed plan to change Consolidated High School District 230’s attendance boundaries at Center School in Orland Park.
Those for the plan say it will balance out a growing disparity in attendance between Carl Sandburg, Victor J. Andrew and Amos Alonzo Stagg high schools, especially for Andrew, which the district claims could lose certain programs if enrollment keeps falling.
Residents not in favor of the plan found it illogical for students living within walking distance of Sandburg to not be able to attend, and also were concerned about the effect the change could have on property value.
About 875 residents signed a petition against the plan.
Board members Michael Hastings and Kathy Quilty did not attend Tuesday night’s meeting.
The board is scheduled to vote on the plan at the Sept. 27 meeting, starting 7 p.m. at Andrew.
Clarification: Board member Laura Murphy attended the meeting via phone call.