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Boundaries Task Force process update provided to Board

At its Feb. 13 meeting, Superintendent Dr. Scott Thompson provided an update regarding the Boundaries Task Force process. 

A group of community members representing all schools in the district has been meeting to develop proposed adjustments to school boundaries in order to better meet the needs of the community, and to alleviate overcrowding at several schools. 

The group is working with the community's priorities in mind (data from fall 2018 community survey): 

  1. Neighborhood schools
  2. Alignment of elementary & junior high schools with feeder high schools
  3. Smaller class sizes
  4. Full-day kindergarten
  5. Alleviate overcrowding
  6. Reduce bus travel times
  7. Fiscal responsibility
  8. Minimal disruption to families
  9. Subdivisions not split up
  10. Efficient use of school buildings
  11. Diversifying schools

The committee has worked through one preliminary proposal that would satisfy many of the community priorities, and is now starting to create at least two additional proposals. Once complete, all proposals will be shared with the community for feedback before final adjustments are made, and the proposals are shared with the Board of Education for its consideration. The group's goal is to share proposals with the community late this spring. 

If approved by the Board of Education, the earliest any change in school boundaries could be implemented would be fall of 2020. Continue to follow the work of the task force by "liking" its Facebook page.