Panel to present ideas to ease crowding at Pangborn Elementary

Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee will recommend redistricting 11 multifamily dwellings in the Cortland Manor development

March 21, 2013

The recommendation of a volunteer committee that examined ways to temporary alleviate overcrowding at Pangborn Elementary School next school year is expected to be presented to the Washington County Board of Education on April 2, said the committee’s chairman, Bert Iseminger.

The Facilities and Enrollment Advisory Committee met Tuesday night to review a recommendation they came up with at an earlier meeting and did not change the recommendation, Iseminger said.

Any redistricting changes would go to a public hearing before the school board gives them final approval, school system spokesman Richard Wright said.

The committee will recommend redistricting 11 multifamily dwellings in the Cortland Manor development, moving about 55 students from Pangborn Elementary School to Paramount Elementary School for the new school year.


According to information given to committee members, multifamily units on Little Elliott Drive that would be affected by the proposed change include the following addresses — 12915, 12916, 12920, 12923, 12927, 12931, 12935, 12939, 12940, 12943 and 12944.

Under the proposal, Pangborn’s current enrollment of 810 would decrease to an estimated 787 next school year, according to projections provided by Chad Criswell, senior project manager and planning supervisor for county schools.

Projected enrollment for Pangborn next year without redistricting would be 842 students, nearly 100 more than its state-rated capacity of 745.

— Julie E. Greene

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