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As parents reviewed the maps outside in the hall, redistricting committee members continued their work inside the cafeteria, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario.

"You really feel that everything we said, VersaTrans tried to incorporate in these maps," said committee member Angie Randles.

Randles said committee members feel the first scenario's boundaries were the most natural, but the second scenario split neighborhoods like Wemple Avenue. The third appeared to be the committee's least favorite scenario, but in the fourth and fifth scenarios, fewer students would have to move from one school to another.

Hamlin said Clarksville School boundary lines are the same in each scenario and that boundary lines for the Slingerlands school change very little from one scenario to another. All of Haswell Farms students will go to Eagle Elementary School with the new scenarios, according to Hamlin.

Redistricting committee meetings have been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 27. The committee is expected to narrow the five choices down to two or three scenarios by December. The Bethlehem school board will make the final decision by the end of this year. More information on the five new redistricting boundary lines for Bethlehem can be found on the school district's Web site at bcsd.k12.ny.us.""

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