Comprehensive Boundary Process
Now that the Grant Ragan Elementary School project is underway, the district needs to prepare for opening the building in the 2016-17 school year. When the District opens a new elementary facility, it has necessitated the formation of a committee of parents to review the current attendance boundaries and bring a recommendation to the school board for adjustments. On March 9, 2015, the Board of Education appointed members to the Boundary Committee as presented below.
Formal Board approval of this committee means the same sunshine laws govern the committee as the school board. While these meetings are open to observers, only committee members may participate in the meetings. Two public forums will be held to allow patrons to provide feedback to the committee and board members. The first public forum is scheduled for April 14.
The Board also engaged the services of RSP & Associates to facilitate this process. At the February 23, 2015 Board of Education meeting, Rob Schwartz with RSP & Associates provided the Board with a current enrollment analysis and projection for future enrollment. The presentation included overall enrollment projections, as well as building enrollment projections. The enrollment analysis and forecasting data will be used to help determine the District’s boundary needs.
The boundary study will take place this spring and involve representatives from each elementary building. For more information please visit the Comprehensive Boundary Blog.
To stay informed about the Comprehensive Boundary Process watch for information and updates:
- in the district’s newsletter, The District Bulletin
- District’s website
- Subscribe to the Boundary Blog
- on Facebook
- on Twitter
To view a PDF of the Comprehensive Boundary Process click here.
Meetings start at 6 p.m. at Waukee District Office, 560 SE University Ave., Waukee, IA.
|Comprehensive Boundary Process|
|Enrollment Analysis (Consultant analyzes and creates a 5-Year Enrollment Forecast)||Fall 2014|
|Committee Created||March 9, 2015|
|Public Forum – Patron Feedback||April 14, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|BOE Workshop||April 27, 2015|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #1 (Receive charge, process & enrollment analysis)||May 4, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #2 (Boundary Concepts)||May 26, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #3 (Refine Concepts to Scenarios)||June 9, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #4 (Review enrollment, development trends)||September 22, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #5||October 6, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|Public Forum – Patron Feedback of Scenario(s)||October 15, 2015||Agenda|
|Enrollment Analysis (Consultant analyzes and creates a 5-Year Enrollment Forecast)||Fall 2015|
|Boundary Committee Meeting #6 (Review public forum comments-Discuss/Consensus)||October 27, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|BOE Meeting (Receive Committee Recommendation)||November 9, 2015|
|BOE Meeting (Approve New Attendance Areas)||December 14, 2015|
|Carl Gausman – Brookview||Bridget Montgomery – Walnut Hills||Sue Clark – Open Enrolled|
|Molly Kottmeyer – Brookview||Michelle Princehouse – Walnut Hills||Bhooshan Karnik – VMLC|
|Jenny Peterson – Eason||Emily Sundet – Walnut Hills||Jerry Ripperger – Board|
|James Stroud – Maple Grove||Emily Colwell – Waukee||Lora Appenzeller-Miller – District Office|
|Jamie Jorstad – Shuler||Jennifer Smith – Waukee||Darryl Downs – District Office|
|Lina Tucker Reinders – Shuler||Cherise Bates – Woodland Hills||Erin Glaza – District Office|
|Dan Gehlbach – Walnut Hills||Ann Fredericks – Woodland Hills||Cindi McDonald – District Office|
|Erin Hammond – Walnut Hills||Ben Roach – Woodland Hills||Eric Rose – District Office|