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    Jan. 5, 2018

    2017 High School Boundary Guiding Principles from Community Engagement Survey

    In November, families and the community were asked to prioritize principles in order to determine what was most important to families. The principles families were asked to rank came from feedback from families and the principles developed by the task force.

    1. Consider proximity of students to schools, safe walk zones, and transportation time.
    2. Align high school boundaries with elementary and middle school feeder patterns as much as possible.
    3. Create high schools that are optimal size so that there can be a diversity of programs and services for students at their schools.
    4. Use an equity lens to ensure that changes do not unfairly impact students with higher needs.
    5. Use data to inform decisions.
    6. Minimize disruptions to existing boundaries.
    7. Minimize fiscal impact.

    2017 High School Boundary Task Force Guiding Principles

    These principles were developed and put into priority order by the High School Boundary Task Force. They were used in developing the task force's recommendations on high school boundary changes.

    1. Equity: Use an equity lens to ensure that the changes don’t unfairly impact students with higher needs.
    2. Align high school boundaries with elementary and middle school feeder patters as much as possible.
    3. Use data, such as enrollment counts, enrollment projections, capture rates, student demographics, etc., to inform decisions.
    4. Create high schools that are the optimal size so that there can be a diversity of programs and services for students at their schools.
    5. Minimize fiscal impact.
    6. Minimize disruption to existing boundaries.



    Last updated: 1/5/18