Nearly 85 students in Bowling Green will have to change schools next year 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Nearly 85 elementary school students in Bowling Green will have to attend a new school next year because of changes to school district boundary lines.

The Bowling Green Independent School District’s Board of Education approved changes to the boundary lines between Dishman-Mcginnis and Parker-Bennett-Curry elementary schools.

Changes are needed due to overcrowding in schools brought on by new housing and a growing number of families with small children moving into the area.

Bowling Green Independent Schools Superintendent Gary Fields said that both schools were only built to hold up to 500 students, and Dishman-Mcginnis is near capacity.

“Bowling Green has become very known, not for just a lot of restaurant, but a lot of apartment complexes. We’re just going to have to monitor how that housing works. Most of the housing in the area is going to families with small children,” Fields said.

The district is currently making exemptions for some students, and students who live on Glen Lily Road will not have to switch schools.