The BGISD proposes changes to elementary school boundaries

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Independent School District is holding a forum tonight.

They will discuss potentially moving students from Dishman McGinnis to Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary.

This is an effort to avoid overcrowding.

Dishman is currently holding 500 students and Parker-Bennett-Curry with 310.

The proposal is to send 85 students from Dishman McGinnis to Parker-Bennett-Curry next school year.

However, the board still has to approve the changes in the March or April board meeting.

The BGISD is anticipating growth in the Dishman area in the next few years.

The growth will come from the building of apartments and a Habitat for Humanity development.

Even with the change, the 85 students will still have the same access.

That includes bus transportation, school programs, staffing and will still feed into BG Junior High and BG High School.

We spoke to Leslie McCoy, the Director of Communications for the BGISD.

McCoy says this change will offer more opportunities for the students.

The BGISD is considering students living north of Glen Lily Road in the current Dishman McGinnis district for the change.

Tonight’s forum is at Parker-Bennett-Curry at 6:30.

At Tuesday night’s forum at Dishman McGinnis, 14 families stopped by.