BOUNDARY CHANGE PROCESSSouth Salem Community ForumNovember 9, 2011
SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Facilities and Planning
Welcome to tonight’s community forum. The
for this forum is:1. Provide background information2. Outline boundary change process work plan3. Gather suggestions for attendance area boundary changes4. Invite comment on related issues5. Describe the next steps6. Answer questions7. Evaluate the meetingThese are the
for a comprehensive boundary change process:1.
The Salem-Keizer School District is in the final phase of a process to construct four new schools (3elementary and 1 middle)
as the “new school facilities”
part of the $242.1 million construction bondapproved by Salem-Keizer voters in November 2008. One of those elementary schools currently isunder construction off Madras Street SE in South Salem and will open in September 2012.2.
The new South Salem elementary school will provide much-needed overcrowding relief throughoutthe southern side of the school district. Several schools currently are crowded or over-capacity orhave been in recent years, including Lee, Pringle, Salem Heights, Schirle, and Sumpter elementaryschools, as well as Judson MS and South Salem HS. In South Salem Study Area schools, 23portable classrooms are in use to help accommodate large and growing student populations.3.
The South Salem boundary change process will adjust school attendance area boundaries (andschool feeder systems), balance enrollments, and make better use of available classroom space,preparing South Salem students, schools, and neighborhoods for the opening of the new elementaryschool next fall.
Gather enrollment, school, and program data.
Assemble work teams of parents, community representatives, and staff.
Review information and seek input at neighborhood meetings and forums.
Compile and analyze input.
Develop options and working proposals.Jan
Review proposals at school meetings and neighborhood forums.
Analyze reactions and revise proposals, as needed.
Submit recommendations to Superintendent and Cabinet.
Review proposed boundary changes and submit to Board for action.
School Board takes action on recommendations.April
Communicate adopted changes, timelines, and impact.
Plan programs and staffing for 2012-13 school year.