The Burlington Superintendent has proposed altering the boundary maps for the city’s neighborhood schools to balance student demographics.
Jeanne Collins has offered four proposals, including the creation of a magnet school, to the school board.
The goal is to change the demographics of the city’s six elementary schools, where the poverty rate ranges from under 30% at one school to 80% to 90% at schools in the Old North End.
With the adjusted map, the rate would range from a low of 45% to a high of 60%.
The proposals drew a mixed reaction from city residents.