Geneva School Board Approves Boundaries

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Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent

The boundaries for Geneva's newest school will cause some students to switch schools.

Parents of these children along the borders hope the changes are a one-time situation.

The Geneva School Board voted Monday to set boundaries for Heartland Elementary, set to open in August.

The school board voted to approve a recommendation by Superintendent John Murphy on the new boundaries. The school will draw students from west of Randall Road between Fabyan Parkway and Bricher Road.

Lisa Green, who lives in the Leas subdivision, which is on the border of Heartland's boundary, said changing schools was hard on her kids. Children in the Leas currently attend Mill Creek Elementary.

Green was living in Leas when Mill Creek was opened and her children moved from Western Elementary.

"I did not think it would be as traumatic as it was," Green said. "The children found it very difficult. They were nervous. It was a different environment. …