Boundary Advisory Task Force (BATF)

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The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a task force of community leaders which will serve as the District’s Boundary Advisory Task Force (“BATF”) to provide input and recommendations on the District boundaries.

On October 9, 2014, the District’s Board of Trustees were presented with a demographic study on the current and projected enrollment of the District. The study highlighted a significant disparity in the enrollment growth of the District’s middle school campuses. On November 20, 2014, the Board approved the establishment of two schools at Castro Elementary School effective for 2015-16 school year. In addition, the Board has been considering whether to open an elementary school campus in the Whisman/Slater neighborhood. These issues impact enrollment and facilities across the District and necessitate a review and possible realignment of the attendance boundaries for both the elementary and middle schools.

The BATF responsibilities include the following: (1) representing the community as a whole in the process of reviewing the demographic study and the impact of enrollment growth, (2) reviewing the impact of growing enrollment at the two Castro Schools and (3) reviewing the impact of opening an elementary school campus in the Whisman/Slater neighborhood. The BATF will make recommendations on specific boundary related issues and inform the public about the recommendations.

To the extent possible, participants would include the following:

  • 6 parents, including at least one parent from each of the following: an elementary school, a middle school, PTA, District Advisory Committee, and District English Language Advisory Committee
  • 2 community members from local neighborhood associations
  • 1 representative from the City of Mountain View
  • 1 representative from the Mountain View Educational Foundation
  • 2 principals
  • 2 teachers (including one representative from MVEA) 
  • 1 classified representative
  • 2 Board Members
  • 2 District Office administrators

Applications and additional information can be downloaded at here.

BATF Frequently Asked Questions

BATF Summary

FYI - the previously attached 1-page communication summaries from the Boundary Advisory Task Force (BATF) and the District Facilities Committee (DFC) are livingdocuments that will continue to adapt as the discussions unfold.

Boundary Scenarios

2015 Meeting Dates

January 13, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes   
January 27, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes  Video
February 10, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video
February 24, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video 
March 10, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video
March 24, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes
March 31, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video
April 21, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video
April 28, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet Minutes Video
May 12, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet       Minutes Video
May 21, 2015 BATF Presentation Packet BATF Presentation
May 26, 2015 Agenda Agenda Packet  
         
 
http://www.mvwsd.org/district-info/committees/batf