Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 1990


September 19, 1990


— The DeSoto School Board Monday night discussed drawing new boundaries in the school district to ensure equal representation on the board, said Supt. Glenn Coltharp.

"Because of the way the district has been growing, we have some board members representing 200 people and some board members representing 2,000," he said.

John Vratil, attorney for the school district, has studied the number of registered voters in each part of the district and suggested new boundaries, Coltharp said. Board members will look at and possibly vote on adoption of his proposal at the Oct. 1 meeting.

"I think if they feel comfortable about it, they'll vote on it that night," Coltharp said.

Board members are eager to complete the project because law dictates that drawing new school board boundaries can only be done in the month of October of an even year, he said.

In other business, the board:

Discussed a new community education program and decided to circulate the first semester newsletter in December.

Discussed the use of a two-acre farm located on 40 acres of property owned by the school at 83rd and Mize. Coltharp said the farmhouse and adjoining barn may be converted to a preschool at a later date.

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