Supt eNews Jun 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Superintendent's
e-Newsletter
Dr. Ayindé Rudolph

In this issue:
  • Trustees choose Option A for boundaries; goes into effect in the 2019-20 school year
Trustees choose Option A for boundaries; goes into effect in the 2019-20 school year
After an 18-month community conversation about student enrollment, the Board of Trustees at their June 15 meeting chose elementary school boundaries Option A to go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.
 
Highlights of changes
The new 2019-20 boundaries:
  • Provide for the opening of Slater Elementary by assigning the North Whisman neighborhoods to that new school.
  • Assign part of Shoreline West to Landels Elementary and Castro City to Castro Elementary
  • Assign neighborhoods west of 85, north of Central to Theuerkauf Elementary
  • Relieve overcrowding at some elementaries.
 
 
Community input
This spring, 708 community members participated in an online exchange of ideas about boundaries. They shared 1,421 thoughts and assigned 34,799 stars to relevant ideas.  The results are in.  Visit the website to review the results and comments about the aspects of each scenario that the community appreciated or felt concerned about.
 
Next steps
Now that boundaries for 2019-20 are set, the District will explore enrollment priorities, which are the policies that determine how students are assigned to schools within boundaries.  
 
The Student Enrollment Priorities Task Force will begin meeting this fall to:
  • To provide recommendations on how to streamline the enrollment priorities regulations
  • Look at best practices in enrollment that could help mitigate the impact of future growth
  • Provide a recommendation on grandfathering policy to help enact the new boundaries
The Student Enrollment Priorities Task Force will be a representative group of parents, staff and community members. Applications can be found here. The District will continue to engage and update the community during enrollment priorities discussions.
 
The Student Attendance Areas Task Force members have worked for 18 months reviewing District demographic data and working to create this boundary scenario. The District is grateful for their work on this very important project. To view all the info about the boundaries process, please click on www.mvwsd.org/boundaries.


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