Review of Elementary School Boundaries

Posted by Lora de la Cruz on 9/27/2019

As we engage in the forward-looking, encouraging work of assessing our educational needs and anticipating the benefits of the Student Success Act, we are also aware that we need to be proactive in determining adequate space in our elementary schools.

 

As a first step toward that end, we are partnering with FLO Analytics to assist the district with boundary review services for our elementary attendance areas. Our dual objective is to provide adequate space at our K-5 schools, while balancing elementary enrollment districtwide. Our intention at this time is to focus only on elementary boundaries; we do not expect this study to impact secondary school boundaries.

 

FLO Analytics will be taking the lead in developing a boundary review committee and community engagement process, along with assessing enrollment patterns and forecasts. The community engagement process will result in recommendations that will guide the planning and implementation of potential reconfigured attendance areas. FLO Analytics will be working collaboratively with LOSD staff, the school board, community and facilities committees.

 

We are committed to keeping our community informed throughout the process, and to ensuring that all voices are heard. We are also committed to working with FLO Analytics to determine recommendations that are thorough and transparent; that balance the overarching goals of the school board and the district; and that are consistent with our underlying values, core principles, and decision-making criteria.

 

Please watch for more information about a school board presentation and a project kickoff meeting, as well as opportunities to be involved.