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  1. FAIRFAX High School and Lanier Middle School Boundary Study FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS April 4, 2013

  2. Scope of Study Three community input meetings were held to discuss the scope of the boundary study Approved scope of study included the following schools: Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Oakton, Robinson and Woodson High Schools Franklin, Frost, Jackson, Lanier, Robinson, and Rocky Run Middle Schools

  3. Background On January 24, 2013 the School Board authorized a boundary study to reduce overcrowding at Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School Projected capacity deficit in school year 2017 - 2018 Fairfax High School 600 students Lanier Middle School 115 students

  4. Main objectives • Provide an enrollment reduction of at least 300 students at Fairfax HS and 150 students at Lanier MS • Balance enrollment among the schools in the study • Avoid reassigning City of Fairfax resident students

  5. Community Outreach • FCPS press releases • Keep in touch “KIT” news releases • Postings on FCPS homepage and Facilities and Transportation websites • Development of the Fairfax HS and Lanier MS boundary study website http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml • FAQs link with staff response • Three Community Dialogue meetings on February 19, 20, and 26 to present and get feedback on boundary options (interpreters were provided at each meeting)

  6. Community feedback Overriding Themes • Keep us where we are and move someone else, we are invested in the community • Have students finish at the schools in which they started • Move students to the closest schools • Reduce split feeders, do not create new ones

  7. Recommended boundary Adjustments reflect • Considerable Community Input • School Board Policy 8130 • Feedback from City of Fairfax Staff • Comments from Cluster Office and Transportation

  8. Current Attendance Areas 2012-13 Recommended Changes Greenbriar West ES Attendance Area: From: Lanier MS /Fairfax HS To: Rocky Run MS /Chantilly HS Fairfax Villa ES Attendance Areas: From: Lanier MS /Fairfax HS To: Frost MS /Woodson HS Oak View ES Attendance Areas: From: Frost MS /Woodson HS To: Robinson Secondary School

  9. Proposed phase-in Middle 2014 – 2015 Grade 7 2015 – 2016 Grade 7 & 8 High 2013 - 2014 No reassignment Grade 9, option to attend newly assigned schools with transportation 2014 – 2015 Grades 9-10 2015 – 2016 Grades 9-11 2016 – 2017 Grades 9-12

  10. HIGH SCHOOL Enrollments and capacity utilization 2017-18 Capacity Utilization % Before / After 2014-15 Enrollment Before / After 2017-18 Enrollment Before / After Schools Capacity Chantilly Fairfax Falls Church* Oakton* Robinson Woodson 2,583 2,412 1,954 2,078 2,564 2,327 2,698 / 2,732 2,897 / 2,689 1,733 / 1,733 2,259 / 2,259 2,650 / 2,703 2,198 / 2,319 2,761 / 2,800 3,011 / 2,640 2,020 / 2,020 2,269 / 2,269 2,480 / 2,577 2,262 / 2,497 106.9 / 108.4 124.8 / 109.5 103.4 / 103.4 109.2 / 109.2 96.7 / 100.5 97.2 / 107.3 * No change recommended

  11. Middle School Enrollments and capacity utilization 2017-18 Capacity Utilization % Before / After 2014-15 Enrollment Before / After 2017-18 Enrollment Before / After Schools Capacity Franklin* Frost Jackson* Lanier Robinson Rocky Run 1,080 1,064 1,146 1,307 1,316 1,070 829 / 829 1,058 / 1,096 1,200 / 1,200 1,251 / 1,190 1,045 / 1,062 1,061 / 1,054 848 / 848 1,040 / 1,161 1,505 / 1,505 1,421 / 1,242 994 / 1,032 1,078 / 1,079 78.5 / 78.5 97.7 / 109.1 131.3 / 131.3 108.7 / 95.0 75.5 / 78.4 100.7 / 100.8 * No change recommended

  12. Fairfax HS/Lanier ms Boundary study calendar Recommendation to School Board April 4, 2013 School Board Public Hearings April 17, 2013 School Board Work Session April 29, 2013 School Board Decision May 9, 2013 For more information, frequently asked questions, comments, updates, and School Board and staff resources, go to http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml