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Ontario schools plan major fall shift, moving elementary students and teachers

Dalia Ontiveros reads to her first-grade class at May Roberts Elementary School in Ontario. The school would become home to fifth and sixth grade students from across the Ontario School District under a plan advanced by school officials. (FILE/The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO - The Ontario School District plans to shift to a grade level model of schools next school year, a move expected to benefit educators but could result in logistical challenges for parents and their nearly 2,000 students.

While the change was announced to its employees last week, district officials have yet to inform parents or the community of a development that will force staff and students to change schools and schedules. Superintendent Nikki Albisu and School Board Chair Mike Blackaby didn’t respond to written requests for interviews last week . . .