In an effort to close in on a controversial change in elementary school boundaries, the Los Altos School District board on Monday narrowed its choices to two options, both of which would force 100 or more Mountain View students to change schools.
At the meeting, the district veered away from recommendations made by a committee of parents and educators several weeks ago and chose two new scenarios, dubbed "L.1" and "2.3."
"We have to narrow down our search," Superintendent Tim Justus said, stressing that a decision had to be made by the next board meeting on June 18.
The district plans to implement its new boundary policies in the fall of 2008.
Board members seemed hard pressed to narrow their choices, but ultimately agreed that scenarios L.1 and 2.3 best met their priorities.
Major adjustments in both scenarios take place in Mountain View neighborhoods. In scenario L.1, 100 students who live north of El Camino Real in Mountain View would be reassigned from Santa Rita to Covington, and another 91 to Springer.
Scenario 2.3 sends 122 students who live north of El Camino to Covington and leaves the rest at Santa Rita and Almond.
The board will reconvene for a final vote on Monday, June 18 at Egan Jr. High School starting at 7 p.m.