At the January 9, 2018 Elementary Boundary Committee meeting, the team worked with experts from the consultancy firm FLO Analytics. The consultants presented a “springboard” proposal that served as a starting point for the team to discuss and rework elementary school attendance boundaries. FLO Analytics developed the springboard based on extensive data and the team’s guiding principles.
After time to review the proposal, ask questions, and seek clarification, groups worked to refine the proposal balancing data, community feedback, and the team’s guiding principles.
The team worked collaboratively to develop several potential proposals of revised boundaries. The team will reconvene at the next meeting to review additional data and create a preliminary proposal to present to the school board for feedback on February 7th. After incorporating feedback, a proposal will be presented to the community for feedback.
Our next meeting is on January 23rd from 5-7pm in the PHS Community Room – the community is welcome to observe the meeting. The community will have multiple opportunities to hear about progress and provide feedback at future community forums.
Meeting # 4: January 23, 2018, 5-7pm in PHS Community Room
At the January 23rd, 2018 Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee meeting, the team discussed and compared four boundary revision proposals. FLO Analytics provided support in analyzing maps and data.
Using a consensus model, the team agreed on one proposal to present to the board for feedback on February 7th. The board’s feedback will then be incorporated into the proposal. The revised proposal will be presented to community for feedback online, and at an open house, on March 14th, from 5-6pm at PHS.
Meeting #5: February 22, 2018 from 5-7pm in PHS Community Room
At the February 22, 2018 Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee meeting, the team refined rural area boundaries to minimize the time students from rural areas will spend on buses. The team also explored ways to communicate both the revision process and the proposal that will be presented to the community.
The community will have an opportunity to see an overview presentation about the proposed boundary revisions on March 14th. Presentations will be in the PHS theater at 5:15 and 5:45pm. Starting March 15th, community members will also be able to view the proposal online and provide feedback.
Committee members and elementary principals will be on hand to share about the process, gather feedback, and answer questions.
Meeting #6: March 27, 2018 from 5-7pm in PHS Community Room
At the March 27, 2018 Elementary Attendance Boundary Committee meeting, the team reviewed all feedback submitted by the community at the open house, and online. The team discussed alternate scenarios based on the feedback. The data from the alternate scenarios did not make them feasible options. The proposal initially presented to the community (linked above) will go to the school board for discussion on April 11, 2018.