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BOUNDARY MEETING RESULT: Board members pick blue elementary/middle school plan and high school plan C

The verdict is in: South Washington County Schools board has picked its boundary plans.

At elementary/middle school level, the blue plan was voted in, with one amendment, which permits children living in rural Woodbury, Cottage Grove and Afton neighborhoods (W65-68, C33-34 and A2-3) to be grandfathered in to their current schools.

When it came to the high school plan, members chose the C plan.

Discussion of the plans started at a workshop meeting ahead of the regular board meeting Thursday, April 24.

At the regular meeting, members discussed the pros and cons of each of the plans before voting at each stage.

After three rounds of voting, the blue plan emerged as the preferred option of the board.

The red plan was thrown out in the first round of voting.

In the second round, a combined white elementary/blue middle school plan proposed by school board member Jim Gelbmann was discarded.

And in the final round, members chose the blue plan over the white plan by a margin of 4-3.

The motion to approve the blue plan with the single amendment was officially passed at 9:40 p.m.

In the high school options, board members threw out plan B in the first round of voting.

In the second and final round of voting at 10:20 p.m., they picked plan C in favor of plan A by a margin of 5-2.

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