Boundary Adjustment Committee

School Board approves Map Option B-3

At their April 17 meeting, the School Board approved by resolution Map Option B-3 as the new elementary/middle school attendance area boundaries beginning September 2019.  (Map B-3 keeps Mobile Manor on N 30th at Centennial Elementary School.)  (School Board Presentation)

Next Steps:  

  • Notification will be sent to elementary and middle school families in early May regarding school assignment next year
  • Elementary Open House/Welcome Party for families at all elementary schools - Wednesday, May 22, 6-7 pm
  • Middle School Open House/Welcome Party for middle school families - Tuesday, May 21, 6 pm
  • Bus routes/stops will be determined; notification to families in August 
  • Collect waivers--decisions regarding in-district waivers will be made in August (following School Board policy guidelines)

March 2019 Attendance Area Option Meetings - Thank you!  Approximately 175 parents and community members attended and provided feedback at one of the seven (7) elementary attendance area meetings held in March as well as another 81 responded to the online survey.  The School Board will take action to approve new boundaries at their April 17 meeting.  Following Board approval, letters will be sent to families with school information for 2019-2020 as well as an invitation to an Open House to visit their new school in May.

With the reconstruction and opening of Madison School in September 2019 and the closing of Lincoln School as an elementary school at the same time, the Mount Vernon School District has been developing new attendance area boundaries which will go into effective next school year. The boundaries determine which school students will attend based upon home address. 

MAP OPTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION     

Click on the map option; then zoom in to find specific streets:

Boundary Brochure w/Demographic Information (English / Spanish)

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OCTOBER 2018 PARENT/COMMUNITY ATTENDANCE AREA OPTION MEETING

Thirty (30) parent and community members attended the Parent/Community meeting on Monday, October 29 at LaVenture Middle School.  District officials shared information on the development of the attendance area option maps with question/answers.  Valuable feedback    was provided by attendees and will help the committee determine next steps.                                                               _________________________________   

JUNE 2018 ATTENDANCE AREA OPTIONS  PARENT/COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Approximately 100 parents and community members participated in the Attendance Area meetings on June 5, June 7 and June 11.

The Boundary Adjustment Committee shared two (2) elementary attendance area options for review.

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Boundary Adjustment Committee Goals

Identify 2 or 3 viable options to recommend to the Mount Vernon School Board for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.

Based upon committee work supported by parent survey responses this fall, school attendance area options will incorporate the following guiding principles:

  • Safety - attendance areas will consider the safety of students' walking, biking and bus stop locations.
  •  Equity - attendance areas will create student populations in each school that are similar in size and student makeup.
  • Efficiency - attendance areas will make the best use of district resources and provide efficient school and transportation operations.

 Next steps:

  • Spring 2018 - the administration, transportation staff and district registrar will begin exploring attendance area options for committee review; school-and community-based meetings will be held to obtain community reaction to options.

 


QUICK LINKS:

Current School District Boundary Map

School Board Policy 6605/6605P: Student Safety
Walking to School and Riding Buses

School Attendance Boundary Parent Survey Results, December 2017
 


Boundary Adjustment Committee Membership

Boundary Committee members include parent representatives, community members, administrators and district office staff.  Assistant Superintendent Bill Nutting and Spencer Welch, Consultant, will facilitate meetings and the work of the committee. The full list of Boundary Committee members can be reviewed here.
 

School Construction & Boundary Adjustment Committee Timeline

2017-2018

  • New school construction on East Division Street
  • Boundary adjustment work begins
    • Conduct parent survey
    • Develop boundary proposals
    • Share proposals at school Open Houses

2018-2019

  • New school opens on East Division for Madison Elementary program
  • Madison Elementary School will be rebuilt
  • Boundary adjustment work is finalized
    • Continue Open Houses to gather feedback
    • Identify & develop recommendation to the School Board
    • School Board decision
    • Notification to families; waiver process initiated

2019-2020

  • Madison Elementary re-opens
  • Lincoln Elementary closes for school programs
  • Boundary adjustments implemented

Boundary Adjustment Committee Meeting Notes