Student Attendance Areas Task Force (formerly Boundary Area Task Force)

(Charge: review demographics, and examine the impact of enrollment parameters, growth, and programs on developing school attendance areas).

After an 18-month community conversation about student enrollment, the Board of Trustees at their June 15, 2017 meeting chose elementary school boundaries Option A to go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.

The new boundaries provide for the opening of the new Slater Elementary, and redistributes student enrollment among the District’s elementary schools while fulfilling the Board’s parameters of neighborhood schools, safe passage, and enrollment distribution.

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 administrative regulation

  • 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 District will continue to engage and update the community during enrollment priorities discussions. To be added to the e-newsletter that will contain these updates, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



After many months of work, the SAATF met on April 29 and refined two boundary options for the Board to consider.

Option A (map) (Approved)
Option B (map)
Option A and B map (side by side)
Current elementary school boundaries (map)
Enrollment projections (chart)


ThoughtExchange: Community in conversation

708 community members participated in this online exchange of ideas about boundaries. They shared 1,421 thoughts and assigned 34,799 stars to relevant ideas. 


  • Share (May 2nd to May 11th):  Invitations via email to share your thoughts to our open ended questions.

  • Star (May 19th to May 28th):  A second invitation via email to prioritize thoughts and ideas. There was a community session on May 22, 6:30 p.m., Crittenden Middle School, to offer review of and help on the ThoughtExchange process.

  • Discover (week of June 15th): Visit the website (website en espanol) to review the results and comments about the aspects of each scenario that the community appreciated or felt concerned about.




SAATF background information


Enrollment projections

Spring 2017 meetings:

May 22, 2017: Community review session and help with input process. Presentation

April 29, 2017. SAATF meeting

April 5, 2017. Board of Trustees Study Session. Meeting video. Presentation to Board, April 5

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017.Video: Student Attendance Area Task Force Meeting on Mar 11, 2017Presentation to SAATF, Mar. 11, 2017

Saturday, Feb 4, 2017. Presentation to SAATF, Feb. 4, 2017

Proposals (February/March/April 2017):

Scenario V

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Scenario W

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Scenario DI 1

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Scenario DI 2

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Fall 2016 SAATF meetings

September 14, 2016

October 12, 2016

November 9, 2016

December 14, 2016

November: The first round of SAATF boundary proposals were presented to the Board of Trustees.

View the entire Nov. 17 boundaries presentation to the Board of Trustees here

Video: Dr. Ayindé Rudolph presents the boundary proposals.

December: MVWSD hosted community-wide meetings in seven locations throughout the District on Dec. 12 to collect input on potential school boundary changes that will take effect in the 2019-2020 school year when Slater School opens. More than 150 neighbors gathered for discussions that centered around the impact that each boundary scenario will have on that school.  

Frequently Asked Questions about student attendance areas and the process(En Español)

The feedback collected at these meetings and from the Board was presented at the Dec. 14 meeting of the SAATF.

Past proposals (November/December 2016):

Scenario M

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Scenario V

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Scenario W

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Scenario S

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Scenario D

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