"The Elsmere committee unanimously believes scenario five is the one that should be selected because it affects the least amount of students," said Elsmere committee member Tim Sheraw. Hamagrael representatives also selected scenario five, while Glenmont representative Amy Grant said her group was split between the final choices.
"We feel both scenarios are similar statistically," said Grant.
Bethlehem school board president James Lytle thanked the community for its patience, reminding the 40 people present that a final selection would be made at the next meeting.
Establishing the appropriate school enrollment, achieving rational boundaries and addressing transportation efficiency were some of the main criteria identified by the school board in the redistricting process.
Board member Lynne Lenhardt recalled the last time redistricting took place almost 10 years ago and how different and positive this process has been compared to the last one.
"The fact that there are only a couple of issues left is a major accomplishment," said Lenhardt.""