Boundary Committee to submit two options

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The Internal Attendance Boundary Committee voted to advance two of the remaining three elementary options, with modifications, to the Board of Education at their 13th meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Kromrey.

Modifications to Option D3.1, now called D3.1.3, and Option D3.7, now called D3.7.2, were approved by the majority of the committee. The committee decided the third option, A1, which was also shared at the two community forums, would not be advanced.

The Board of Education is expected to discuss the committee's suggestions at its first meeting in December. The Board is expected to vote at its second meeting in December or in January about the new elementary boundaries, which will go into effect for the 2020-21 school year.

Here is a brief rundown of two options forwarded by the committee:

Option D3.1.3: Establishes a Pope Farm attendance area made up of Neighborhoods 24, 25, 26S, 26N (a change from D3.1), 62, 63W, 63E, 64, and 65N (except Brassington plat). Option D3.1.3 would also shift Neighborhoods 7, 10 and 11 from Northside to Sauk Trail, 16W from Elm Lawn to Northside, 37E from Sunset Ridge to Northside, and 38 from Park to Sunset Ridge. Option D3.1.3 has no other neighborhood changes from current elementary school assignments.

Option D3.7.2: Establishes the same Pope Farm attendance area as Option D3.1.3, described above. Option D3.7.2 would also shift Neighborhoods 68 and 69 from Elm Lawn to Sauk Trail, 37E from Sunset Ridge to Northside, and 38 from Park to Sunset Ridge. Option D3.7.2 has no other neighborhood changes from current elementary school assignments.

Before making suggested modifications to the options and voting, the committee spent approximately 40 minutes discussing the feedback that was shared with them from the community forums and online feedback provided since the last meeting on Oct. 7. The committee had received all of the forum feedback, along with a summary of the feedback, on Nov. 1.

There were no updates to potential middle school scenarios. The committee will look at potential middle school scenarios based on the two remaining elementary options at its meeting on Nov. 20.

Director of Communications Perry Hibner also reviewed new feedback received via the online form since Oct. 16. He noted there were approximately 120 new responses with close to half coming from Neighborhoods 68-69. He noted the three areas that have provided the most feedback are Neighborhood 7, Neighborhoods 54-58 and Neighborhoods 68-69.

Please visit the Internal Attendance Boundary Committee webpage on the District website to view the presentation from the Nov. 6 meeting, videos along with documents shared with members.