Elementary Attendance Zone Review

The York County School Board has scheduled a public hearing on proposed elementary attendances zones for 7 p.m., December 18, at York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown.

The York County School Division is considering adjusting elementary attendance zones to address the increase in elementary student enrollment in recent years. This process began last school year, with a consultant analyzing county data and preparing potential options for adjusting elementary attendance zones. In October, a committee of parent and staff representatives from all ten elementary schools began developing elementary attendance zone recommendations for approval by the School Board.

At the December School Board work session, an overview of the Report and Recommendations of the Elementary Attendance Zone Balancing Committee was presented. The committee's final recommendations would make adjustments to four elementary school attendance zones - Coventry, Grafton Bethel, Seaford, and Yorktown.

While the committee recommends that no adjustments be made to the other six elementary attendance zones at this time, it recommends that consultant's options be reviewed again as more information becomes available regarding new residential development in the county, especially in the Magruder, Waller Mill, Yorktown elementary attendance zones.

The committee recommends making the following adjustments for the Coventry, Grafton Bethel, Seaford and Yorktown elementary attendance zones, beginning with the 2018-19 school year:

  • Byrd Lane, Cain Terrace, York Manor, and Commonwealth Green neighborhoods would be rezoned from Grafton Bethel to Coventry Elementary School. Impact: approximately 50 students

  • Yorktown Arch, The Quarters of Yorktown, and Wood Towne Quarters neighborhoods would be rezoned from Yorktown Elementary to Seaford Elementary School. Impact: approximately 60 students

The committee further recommends that rising fifth grade students and their siblings who reside in the affected neighborhoods be allowed to attend their current school for the 2018-19 school year only. Parents would need to provide transportation if they participate in this option.

Elementary Attendance Zone Adjustments Timeline

December 18, 2017 Public Hearing
January 8, 2018 School Board Work Session Discussion
January 22, 2018 School Board Action

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Existing Attendance Zones

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