The Superintendent established a boundary committee, facilitated by Richard Withycombe
, convened during the fall of 2014 and the winter of 2015 to recommend new elementary boundaries, given Elementary No. 4 will open on the North Mercer campus in the fall of 2016.
: To read the Boundary Committee's Final Report to the Superintendent, please click here
: To download a PDF of the elementary school boundaries as they exist now, click here
. To download a PDF of the new elementary boundaries, click here
. These are the boundaries recommended by the Boundary Committee to the Superintendent at the end of Feb. 2015 and presented to the public at the Dec. 10, 2014, public preview and Feb. 4, 2015, public hearing at Islander Middle School.
By February 28, 2015, present a recommendation to the Superintendent for new elementary school boundaries for the four (4) elementary schools to determine school placements for students beginning with the 2016-17 school year. District programs are determined by the Superintendent and instructional team in a north/south configuration and will be shared with the Committee at the appropriate times.
The following board-adopted 'values' will guide the committee's work:
- Develop new K-5 boundaries that balance enrollments across all four schools
- Identify boundary markers that provide for safe and secure walking and bicycling zones
- Establish boundaries that will be relatively stable in the foreseeable future
- Maximize walking and bicycling zones to reduce the number of students requiring district transportation
- Optimize transportation efficiency and cost savings in busing zones
- Impact on the smallest number of families
- Provide families with the option to delay moving their children to their new neighborhood school for one year and suggest ways the district can support the transition of families and children affected by boundary changes
If you have questions about the new boundaries, please send an email to Executive Director of Finance, Ty Bergstrom
See the final MISD elementary school boundaries map here.
Boundary Committee members included the principal from each elementary school, several parent representatives from each elementary school who were competitively chosen in concert with the leadership of each school PTA and two community members without children currently in an elementary school. District Chief Finance/Operations Officer Dean Mack served as an enrollment advisor, Director of Transportation Todd Kelsay served as an emergency management/technical advisor and Richard Withycombe served as the committee facilitator. The full list of Boundary Committee members and advisors can be reviewed here
The Boundary Committee was scheduled to meet as many as nine times through the end of Feb. 2015.
Meeting materials can be found on the Boundary Committee Blog below.