By Ryan McCarthy
About 284 sixth-graders from schools including Nelda Mundy Elementary would move to Green Valley Middle School in the 2015-16 school year if Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees approve the proposed change Thursday – a proposal that has spurred a parent’s online petition opposing the student transfer.
Annette Thurman said keeping Nelda Mundy a K-6 school rather than sending sixth-graders to Green Valley avoids moving children into the adolescent world of middle schools.
“We talk about kids growing up early,” Thurman said. “A lot of that happens because we put them in environments where they have to grow up.”