Fifth-graders and their currently enrolled siblings at Hilltop, Martha Lake and Oak Heights elementary schools will not have to change schools next year under a plan adopted by...

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Fifth-graders and their currently enrolled siblings at Hilltop, Martha Lake and Oak Heights elementary schools will not have to change schools next year under a plan adopted by the Edmonds School Board to redraw boundaries in the district’s crowded northeast corner.

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The board last week also exempted fourth-graders at Hilltop from the new enrollment boundaries. The district will provide transportation for one year for eligible students who elect to remain at their present schools.

Bus routes to transport students to their new schools will cost $22,000 or $44,000 a year, depending on whether one or two buses are needed. That number won’t be determined until next year’s school enrollment is known. The one-year cost to bus the fourth- and fifth-graders who remain at their current elementary is estimated to be another $22,000.


Marysville


Purchase of land for new school OK’d

The Marysville School Board last week authorized the purchase of two parcels of land on which a new high school could be built.

The purchase of one of the parcels would be contingent on district voters approving a construction bond measure tentatively scheduled for May. County mitigation fees paid by developers would be used to purchase the second piece of land.

The two tracts, in the Getchell Hill area, would be combined with 8 adjacent acres already owned by the district to create a high-school campus. The agreed-on price for a 9.42-acre site is $1.31 million. The second, a 20-acre parcel, would cost $1.85 million.

Marysville administrators are considering a bond measure that would likely include a new high school and a new elementary school.

Compiled by the Seattle Times Snohomish County bureau.