A Beaverton parent holds up a sign that reads "Keep Our Schools Close To Home." A boundary committee has been working to rewrite lines all over the district.

A Beaverton parent holds up a sign that reads “Keep Our Schools Close To Home.” A boundary committee has been working to rewrite lines all over the district.

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The Beaverton school board will receive recommendations for major boundary shifts Monday as it prepares to open a new high school in fall 2017.

Superintendent Jeff Rose is backing a set of boundary changes recommended by the district’s advisory committee.    

A new South Cooper Mountain High School at the southern end of the Beaverton district would directly affect Aloha, Southridge and Beaverton high school areas. There are also domino effects far to the north, with students in parts of the Westview area attending school at Aloha.  

Superintendent Rose’s plan clarifies that sophomores as well as freshmen would change high schools in fall 2017, while juniors and seniors could stay put.

Some parents have objected to how the changes will play out, particularly for students who would have longer commutes to school. Some have also criticized Rose presenting a plan. He’s preparing to leave Beaverton to run a school district in Georgia.    

The school board vote in May is supposed to focus on whether the plan meets specific goals.

Beaverton is building a new high school at the southern end of the district. The green area is that high school's new catchment area.

Beaverton is building a new high school at the southern end of the district. The green area is that high school’s new catchment area.

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