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November 30, 2015

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Commission keeps students in community together

All students from a northwestern community at Alexander Drive and Tenaya Way will stay at Ruthe Deskin Elementary School together, the Clark County Attendance Zone Advisory Commission decided.

To ease crowding at Deskin, the commission had decided to send half of the neighborhood children to sister elementary schools Dorothy Eisenberg and Marc A. Kahre, which sit next to each other and share a zoning boundary. It appeared on maps that the neighborhood was naturally divided by a wash.

But before it finalized that plan, the panel realized that there was no natural division in the neighborhood, so it changed the plan. Now two different neighborhoods of Deskin children will be moved to Eisenberg and Kahre.

Deskin is currently 17 percent over its capacity.

Students staying at Deskin will be those who live between Craig Road, Pioneer Way, Alexander Drive and Tenaya Way.

One group of students moving to Eisenberg and Kahre lives between Hickam Avenue, Cimarron Road, Pioneer Way and Alexander Drive. The other lives between Tenaya Way, Alexander, U.S. 95 and a precinct boundary halfway between Alexander and Craig Road.

Frances Vanderploeg can be reached at 990-2660 or

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