The zoning changes will go into effect in August.
Overcrowded Lamar Reese Elementary will become a countywide magnet school.
Students currently zoned for that school will be moved to Martin Luther King Elementary which has 15 empty classrooms.
"I think it's a plan that makes good sense. It will allow for better utilization MLK Elementary and provide for expansion of the Lamar Reese arts program," said Board Chairman David Maschke.
Upcoming 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders would have the option to remain at Lamar Reese.
The zoning change must be approved by a federal judge.
For additional information on what the plan will mean for students click here. The plan is outlined on pages 76 and 77.
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