The implementation of the Redistricting Plan accepted by the Board of Education has begun for implementation in the 2013-2014 school year.
(meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise)
Our redistricting study moved along at a strong pace. Consultants Dr. Silky and Mr. Pole collected school community information that helped with the process: census information, schedules, street maps, course catalogues, building condition surveys, building maps, and grade level configurations.
They also assembled a redistricting focus group consisting of two members of each of our PTA/PTO/PTSA and PTSO volunteer organizations, as well as three Board of Education members (Deb Simon, Neil Widrick, and Karen Fruscello). This 19 member task force worked with the consultants as the study is completed.
There were approximately five public meetings where the focus group and consultants met and which were open to the general public. The general public audience was given an opportunity to comment at the end of each meeting.
After the last meeting the consultants took the results of the meetings into account with their analysis and brought recommendations to the Board of Education for them to take into consideration when they made decisions about redistricting.
The purpose of the study was to balance enrollment at each elementary school and both middle schools, and to see if there is a way to balance socio-economics at every school as well. A by-product of the study was to see if we can accommodate full day Kindergarten.