This from C-J:
Attendance shifts won't uproot kids
Jefferson County Public Schools' proposed student assignment plan for middle and high schools won't uproot students immediately or require longer bus rides.And it consolidates a patchwork of satellite attendance areas to allow more children in some western Louisville neighborhoods to attend the same school, district officials told the board yesterday.
But the proposal also would require revised attendance boundaries for 16 high schools and 20 middle schools by the fall of 2010, affecting roughly 6,000 students.
Ultimately, some schools would serve fewer disadvantaged students than they do now, while others would serve more.
That's necessary to comply with the school district's new policy that requires schools be racially and socioeconomically diverse, said Superintendent Sheldon Berman, who presented an initial version of the plan to the school board during a work session.
"I think this will be a national model," he said.
Board member Stephen Imhoff called the plan "100 percent better than what we've been doing" because it promises to preserve diversity while reducing crowding in some schools.
Others were more skeptical....