Elementary Attendance Zone Review

Over the last several years, the York County School Division has seen an increase in elementary level student enrollment. The division has worked with the county to locate land for a new elementary school and has begun the design phase of that new school. Additionally, some elementary schools are approaching instructional capacity. To prepare for the new school and to address current school enrollment levels, it is necessary to review and realign several elementary attendance zones.

An Attendance Zone Committee consisting of parents and school staff representing each elementary school will examine the work conducted by a demographic consultant and review options to adjust attendance boundaries with the goal of balancing elementary school enrollment. The committee will make a recommendation to the School Board, who will review and set the new attendance zones.

Tentative committee meeting dates and locations are provided below. All meetings will be open to the public.

Thursday, October 5 School Board Office 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 12 School Board Office 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 School Board Office 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 School Board Office 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 School Board Office 6:30 p.m.

Timeline

Phase 1 - Request for Proposals & Awarding of Contract

August - November 2016

Phase 2 - Data Review/Plan Development

November 2016 Data files submitted to consultant by county and division staff
December 2016-January 2017 Data Review & Plan Development by consultant and staff
February 2017 Plan A presented to School Board members during individual sessions
February 2017 Final review of revised plans by consultant and staff
March 2017 Presentation of Plans A, B, C and D to School Board
April 2017 Discussion of next steps by School Board and staff

Phase 3 - Stakeholder Engagement

August 2017 Select and confirm members of the Attendance Balancing Committee
September 2017-October 2017 Committee Meetings

Phase 4 - School Board Discussion and Approval

December 4, 2017 Presentation and discussion of committee recommendations to School Board
December 18, 2017 Public Hearing on attendance zone adjustments
January 8, 2018 Discussion of committee recommendations by School Board
January 22, 2018 Approval of new elementary attendance zones

Presentations/Meetings

Existing Attendance Zones


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