The ABC Unified School District has proposed Niemes Elementary in Artesia as the site for its first magnet school.
The proposal to convert Niemes, with an enrollment of more than 500 students, was discussed Monday by the Board of Education and the public. The board is scheduled to consider approval of the magnet school program at its April 21 meeting.
Students from throughout the district will have an opportunity to attend the school as room becomes available, said Terry MacAlpine, district public information officer.
Teachers from throughout the 22,000-student district will have the opportunity to apply to work at the school, but the current 21 teachers at Niemes will be given preference if they choose to remain, MacAlpine said.