One of the primary benefits students will gain from the rezoning is the addition of preK and Kinder to the current 1st-5th grade campuses. This will give students the opportunity to complete their entire elementary education experience at one campus. It allows the teachers at each child's campus a greater opportunity to familiarize themselves with each student's needs from year to year and allows for greater communication and planning for teachers as they are able to take a "team" approach to each child's learning experience.
No. While some elementary campuses are at or over capacity, there is still space available at other elementary campuses. We feel that by converting Crosby Kindergarten into the fifth elementary campuses and shifting the attendance zones to better distribute our students we do not feel there is an immediate need for a new elementary campus. In fact, it is likely that a 6th grade campus will be needed before adding a new elementary campus.
To some degree, everyone will have an opportunity to provide input.
The Board of Trustees will make the final decision regarding the new Attendance Zones, but not without feedback from citizens and staff. Each Board Member will select 2 citizens from the district they represent to be a part of the Attendance Rezoning Committee (ARC). District Administration will also select several staff members to be a part of this committee. Ideally, the ARC will consist of no more than 19 core members that represent a fair cross-section of the community. This will allow plenty of opportunity for discussion during ARC Committee meetings that will be held throughout the semester.
After each ARC committee meeting, notes, reference materials, and potential zoning options will be shared with the public. The public will have an opportunity to review the information, and submit comments and/or feedback that will be shared with the ARC to consider at the next meeting.
The tentative plan is to finalize the new Attendance Zones in January or February of 2020.