Boundary AdjustmentsDeveloping boundary adjustments at the elementary level is an unavoidable challenge that the District will face with the help of the community. Attendance area boundaries and K-5 Schools will provide a sustainable elementary school approach that improves operating efficiency.
Boundary adjustments were developed through a community engagement process following the April election. First, the Board of Education assembled a task force comprised of willing parents and patrons to steer the process of developing elementary attendance areas. A third-party demographer then assisted the task force in considering logistical issues associated with defining attendance areas such as enrollment balance, socio-economic balance, transportation distance/safety, maintaining neighborhoods and subdivisions, and future growth. Considering all relevant factors, the task force then worked with the demographer to develop boundary adjustment scenarios that will be open for public comment. Once the public had been provided ample opportunity to provide feedback, the task force finalized their boundary recommendation for the Board of Education to consider. All task force meetings and Board of Education meetings were advertised in advance and open to the public.
Boundary Adjustments and K-5 Schools WILL:
- Provide a sustainable elementary school model that can be duplicated as we grow
- Improve operating efficiency and allow more dollars to be channeled toward classrooms
- Reduce bus ride times for students
- Reduce transitions from building to building during formative years
- Eliminate Kindergarten bus transfers
- Simplify bus and car rider drop off and pick up
- Simplify communication from school to home
- Provide a better chance for students who live close to one another to eat lunch together, play together at recess, and learn together in the same classroom
Boundary Adjustments and K-5 Schools WILL NOT:
- Divide students by socioeconomic status or race
- Be developed by administration in closed meetings
- Be developed without community engagement
- Be developed prior to an election