Don’t worry Barranca Elementary School parents, Los Alamos Board of Education President Kevin Honnell is still in your corner.
However, due to redistricting, Honnell has been moved from 4 into the same district as Board member David Foster, according to the new plan.
“What we wanted in this is that we wanted every district to have an elementary school,” LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said, adding that one of the outcomes of the one elementary school, one district plan is that Honnell will now be sharing space with District 4 representative David Foster.
“One of the things that happens in this new model is that Dave and Kevin’s house placements are now in District 5, but Kevin will still continue to represent his District 4,” Schmidt said.
Honnell wasn’t at the meeting to comment on the changes, but Foster was. He said the change was fine with him.
“I don’t see this as a problem, it’s two years out and I think everything has worked out just fine,” Foster said. “When we get elected, we basically focus on the entire school district.”
When Honnell was contacted later, he said essentially the same thing.