About 30 west-side sixth-graders will be allowed to attend Northwest Intermediate School next fall.
Two weeks ago, the Salt Lake Board of Education changed the boundary of Newman Elementary School, 1269 Colorado. Because of school overcrowding in the city's northwest quadrant, sixth-graders have been going to intermediate school. However, most parents and the board have wanted the sixth-graders returned to elementary school.The board moved the boundary between Newman and Meadowlark Elementary, saying that children living between Seventh and 11th North and west of Redwood Road will go to Meadowlark, 487 Morton Dr. The move will make room for the sixth-graders at Newman.
However, the board heard that some in next year's sixth-grade class had already been looking forward to attending Northwest and they should be given that opportunity next year.
Superintendent John W. Bennion said a poll of the affected families showed that 30 of the 95 sixth-graders preferred to attend Northwest. He said a single sixth-grader class will attend the intermediate school next year.