• 6 Elementary School

    Boundary Review Committee

    Strategic Goals, Guiding Principles and Milestone Schedule

    REASONS: Why we are doing this?

    Imbalance:                        Current elementary school attendance imbalances

    New Schools:                    Two new elementary schools in the planning

    Student Growth:              Forecasted student attendance growth by area

    Program Growth:             Forecasted student special needs program growth by school

    STRATEGIC GOALS:  What do we hope to achieve?

    Balance:          Mitigate imbalances in current and planned student populations as much as possible

    Efficiency:        Stabilize and/or reduce operational costs in a growth market

    Impact:             Minimize student/parent/community impact as much as possible

    Continuity:       Maximize ES to MS to HS student continuity as much as possible

    Equity:              Evaluate equitable distribution of services, resources and programs District wide

    Stability:           Adjust boundaries to accommodate 10 years or more of projected enrollment

    GUIDING PRINCIPLES:  How will we make our decisions?

    1. CARE:  The potential impacts, both positive and negative, of any boundary change shall be carefully considered; and
    2. INCLUSION: Appropriate opportunities for input from affected parties should be provided prior to making boundary changes; and
    3. SOLUTIONS: Boundary changes should be made in context of long term solutions; short term solutions not addressing long term issues should be avoided; and
    4. PREPARATION: Boundary changes should be approved with enough lead time to allow families to plan and prepare for implementation of the changes; and
    5. NEIGHBORHOODS: Students should be able to attend schools located in close proximity to their own neighborhood and, if possible, all students living in a neighborhood should attend the same schools; and
    6. BARRIERS: Natural or man-made barriers to safe and efficient transportation routes should be taken into consideration, including pedestrian and vehicular transportation; and
    7. INEQUITY: Boundary changes should be made only after considering where inequities might lie in current boundaries and potential boundary changes; changes that create or perpetuate existing inequities should be avoided; and
    8. CONTINUITY: Consideration should be given to maintaining consistent elementary school to middle school to high school feeder patterns – where possible; and
    9. EFFICIENCY: Transportation routes should be as efficient and reliable as possible while minimizing the amount of time a student spends in transit to and from school

    MILESTONE SCHEDULE:  Assumptions

    • Board approved elementary school boundary changes to be effective by the start of school year 2020
    • Families, as well as District operations, resources, services and programs to be advised of the ES boundary changes one year earlier – the fall of 2019
    • Establish a Boundary Review Committee (BRC) in September of 2018
    • Monthly BRC meetings from October 2018 thru Spring of 2019
    • Two to three Community Forums
    • BRC recommended ES boundary changes to the Superintendent in the Spring of 2019
    • Two step Board of Director approval process in the Summer of 2019