“When will it be time for the Battle Ground Public Schools to be divided into smaller districts?”
The Battle Ground school district is, in some ways, as divided as its name implies.
Battle Ground Public Schools is Clark County’s largest geographical school district, spreading both in scale and culture from suburban Brush Prairie to rural Amboy and Yacolt. Its north and south ends — which are literally divided for the sake of school closures, as north campuses often see more snow — show clear rural-urban divide between support for school funding measures.
A Columbian reader, who wished to remain anonymous, posed the recent question to Clark Asks following the failure of last month’s school bond: “When will it be time for the Battle Ground Public Schools to be divided into smaller districts to better serve constituents?”
Whether smaller districts would better serve constituents is a subjective measure, one that, for now, will have to remain untested. A district cannot, under state law, divide and reorganize into multiple separate districts.