Elementary Boundary Committee Recommendation

At the October 22 Board of Education Meeting the Elementary Boundary Committee shared their attendance recommendation for the 2013-14 school year.

The Board appointed a committee of 18 district patrons and staff members last spring to study district demographics, building enrollments and capacities and future district development and growth. The committee was charged with bringing a recommendation to the Board in the fall of 2012 for new elementary attendance boundaries for the 2013-14 school year.

Future Action Required          
The Board will be asked to take action on the committee’s recommendation at the November 26 School Board meeting

Presentation Highlights

  • We affirmed that, regardless of what building a student is assigned to, they will receive the same quality education, the same curriculum, and the same opportunities as those in all other buildings.
  • It was determined that Maple Grove, Brookview, Waukee and Eason Elementary needed relief for the 2013-14 school year. Walnut Hills and Shuler did not.

The Committee recommends the following:

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  1. Move open enrolled students assigned to Eason to Woodland Hills Elementary.
  2. Assign students currently South of I-80 attending Maple Grove to Woodland Hills (A).
  3. Assign students South of Bridgewood Blvd (current BV) to Woodland Hills (C).
  4. Assign students South of EP True (BV) to Woodland Hills (B)
  5. Assign Maple Grove Villas, Silver Oaks area and then South of Westown Pkwy to 98th St. (D) to Woodland Hills
  6. Assign area N. of I-80, South of Ashworth to Woodland Hills (E)
  7. Assign area S. of Ashworth from 60th Street west to include The Enclave, South to the RR tracks and including Polo Club (G) to Woodland Hills
  8. Assign Waukee Elementary 5th grade to the 1917 building, renamed Vince Meyer Learning Center.
  9. Determine by April 15 whether to assign Eason 5th grade to Vince Meyer Learning Center, dependent upon Kindergarten numbers.

In Summary

We understand that these recommendations may not be popular with some of our families. The decisions were not easy! A reality for us, in a growing district, is that periodically elementary attendance assignments must change in order for the district to continue to offer reasonable class sizes and to meet the demands of the growth.

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To download the Facility Buildout Schedule based on 2011 Enrollment with Assumptions click here.

To view current boundary map click here.

 

 

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