The North Allegheny School District will redistrict elementary and middle students next spring for the 2014-15 school year.
The redistricting, the third in 20 years, will relieve overcrowding in Franklin Elementary and Ingomar Middle School, and will balance class sizes in the three elementary schools in McCandless.
Administrators provided a timeline and parameters to school board members Wednesday. They plan to conduct focus groups of parents in November and December.
Robert Scherer, assistant superintendent for K-12 education, said administrators hope to have a recommendation for the board in January, and asked the board to have a special meeting with its Feb. 19 work session to vote on the proposal.
The transition process would begin in March.
"While there will be obviously some concern about moving to a new school, there will be a new school, new friends, new opportunities," Mr. Scherer said.
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