New Delmar boundaries to affect hundreds

Of the criteria, which included achieving more rational boundaries, balancing school enrollment and addressing transportation efficiencies are criteria options, proximity to neighborhood schools was a main concern of several parents.

"It has to be considered," said parent Kim Wise. "You're trying to develop a feeling of community."

Regina Frederick, an Orchard Street resident, said she is concerned the new proposed boundaries cut right through her existing neighborhood.

"Please do not put anybody on a bus and take them away from a local school where they can walk," said Frederick.

Doug Hamlin, president of VersaTrans said the criteria needs to be set so work can continue in the "proper fashion."

"I wish I could tell you tonight how this will all come to look, but that is the work we have to do," Hamlin said.

Proposed changes to neighborhood boundary lines are on display at each redistricting meeting. Parents in attendance said they would like to see each proposed map on the district's Web site for review.

"If we just start throwing maps online, it will create more confusion and more difficulty than it helps someone," said Loomis.

Updates on the redistricting process can be reviewed at bcsd.k12.ny.us.

"We are trying to be as open as you can and still make it work," said Loomis.

The next meeting of the redistricting committee is schedule for Saturday, Oct. 16.""

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