At their Oct. 17 meeting, members of the Williamsburg-James City County school board will decide the most important criteria they'll pass on to the people drawing new district maps.
In July, board members unanimously voted to hire California-based firm Cooperative Strategies to redraw boundaries pertaining to the area’s middle and high schools.
The district's middle school will be redistricted to include the new James Blair Middle School, which is slated to open before the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Board members have not decided yet whether to redistrict the high schools. Buildings are intended to be 88 percent full, and in 2016-17 Lafayette was at that...