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SCOTIA: Board OKs zone change

Board members Gary Normington, Joe Crisafulli and Jon Yaglieski also voted in favor of the swing zones. Ben Conlon and Kurt Ahnert voted against the plan and Pam Carbone abstained from voting. Carbone said she felt unprepared to cast a vote because she had missed some meetings for medical reasons.

"I personally feel that the swing zones will have the least drastic impact and take into consideration what the majority of this community wants to have happen," said Normington.

Superintendent Susan Swartz said that with the board's decision, she will now be able to inform parents of newly registering children which school they will be attending. Swartz also advised the board that they will continue to be accommodating in granting "special permissions" but will be cautious in doing so.

"If we allow two or three kids here and there to attend schools against the swing zones, the less we will accomplish. I caution this is just a partial solution that will get us moving more kids back to our village schools," said Swartz.""

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