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Does Fresno’s New High School Favor Rich Families on the North Side? Here’s the Map



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Central Unified School District trustees were nearly at an impasse Tuesday evening, as they sought to create boundaries for the new Justin Garza High School that would balance income levels on all campuses.

Although the board was presented with five options to chose from, they whittled the choices down to two by Tuesday’s meeting. The winning map divides the district into a north/south pattern but was controversial because some trustees worried about income disparity. About 8.4% more students who do not receive free or reduced lunch will attend Garza High than students who do, according to trustees.

The vote was 5-1, with Trustee Naindeep Singh Chann casting the no vote. As part of the agreement, the board will discuss in 2022 if the boundary map is working.

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