Troy grade schools to hold public meetings on school redistricting this month

2/1/2016, 9:36 a.m.
Informational meetings are scheduled for each of the district’s five elementary schools
Troy Craughwell will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an Oct. 7 party at the school, 3333 Black Road, Joliet.

Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C will hold a series of public informational meetings for its families and the community in February to communicate changes in school boundaries planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

The meetings will be held at Crossroads Elementary on February 2; at Hofer Elementary on February 3; and at Heritage Trail Elementary on February 4.

The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeterias. Each will consist of a presentation with maps, followed by a question and answer period.

According to Superintendent Dr. Todd Koehl, the redistricting is necessary at this time for several reasons. One is to make sure students attend schools as close as possible to their homes.

“The district has grown by 2,500 students since 1997,” Koehl. “Now that growth has somewhat leveled off, we are working to place families at buildings that make geographical sense as much as we are able to.”

The redistricting also addresses crowding at Troy Heritage Trail and Troy Shorewood Schools and establishes baseline enrollments as a foundation for future facility planning. The changes will affect approximately six percent of the district’s total student population. William B. Orenic Intermediate School and Troy Middle School will not be part of the redistricting.

Further redistricting information can be found on the district’s website, at www.troy30c.org.