After almost two months of diligent research, the Agoura Hills Parents for Neighborhood Schools have determined that the watchwords for the Las Virgenes School District for the next ten years are restricting, portables, year - round education and overcrowded classrooms.
We are still adamant about the school board's arbitrary decision to divide our community by using Kanan Road as "a natural boundary" as stated by one board member.
The Las Virgenes School District has quite a history of redistricting to temporarily alleviate overcrowding at various schools.
In the east end of the District, West Hills was involved in redistricting twice since 1978 between Round Meadow and Lupin Hill Elementary schools. Calabasas Park was also redistricted between Round Meadow and Chaparral in 1978 and 1983.
In the west end, redistricting has been almost an annual occurrence. In 1978, when Sumac was built, a large group of Sumac children (living in Hillrise and south of the freeway) were sent to Willow. In 1982, Old Agoura kindergartners were sent to Lupin Hill and back to Sumac for first grade. In 1983, South of the Freeway children attending Willow were sent to White Oak. In 1985, 130 students from Willow and Yerba Buena were sent to White Oak.