Top 3 BOE Prioritized Elementary Criteria

  1. Neighborhoods Intact (Defined as RSP planning areas)
  2. Duration of Boundaries (Have them last as long as possible)
  3. Demographic Considerations (Balance demographics for general similarity between schools)

Top 3 BOE Prioritized Secondary Criteria

  1. Feeder System (Complete – all ES to one MS and one MS to one HS)
  2. Demographic Considerations (Balance demographics for general similarity between schools)
  3. Projected Enrollment and Building Utilization (Balance enrollment with given building capacity constraints)

Guiding Principles

  1. All the Boundary Criteria are important – generally believe an unstated result of the boundary
    changes are to balance enrollment with the capacity of the school, as well as not adding
    additional fiscal costs for buildings or staffing.
  2. The boundary should reflect providing better educational opportunities at each school for there
    to be an equitable student experience at each school.
  3. Provide some flexibility in the boundary analysis for the committee to examine a K-5, 6-8, 9-12
    grade configuration and the use of Vince Meyer as a temporary overflow.
  4. The committee recognizes the power of a neighborhood to create community and attendance
    areas.
  5. The boundary can anticipate future growth of the neighborhood (Allow areas of high growth to
    grow into the capacity of the school).
  6. The boundary proposed should utilize all of the available district resources – do not increase
    capital costs to increase capacity.
  7. Consider boundary lines that follow natural/manmade boundaries – do not split neighborhoods.
  8. Demographics should be a part of the discussion for reasonable equity and similar student
    experience within the idea of neighborhood schools.
  9. If a feeder has to be split that split should happen from elementary school to middle school
  10. Grandfathering/Transfers/Student Options are determined by Administration.

Boundary Criteria Alphabetized

  1.  Contiguous Attendance Areas
  2. Demographic Considerations
  3. Duration of Boundaries
  4. Feeder System Considerations
  5. Fiscal Consideration – Capital
  6. Fiscal Consideration – Operational
  7. Neighborhoods Intact
  8. Projected Enrollment/Building Utilization
  9. Students Impacted by Boundary Change
  10. Transportation Considerations