Boundary Task Force Community Forum. Monday November 26, 2012 Vista Middle School. Purpose. The purpose of the Boundary Task Force is to propose to the Ferndale School Board for consideration new elementary school boundaries. Process. Boundary Task Force Membership Parents Teachers
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November 26, 2012
Vista Middle School
The purpose of the Boundary Task Force is to propose to the Ferndale School Board for consideration new elementary school boundaries.
Create the safest possible walking routes.
Maintain the integrity of neighborhoods.
Be developed through an open process with community involvement and buy-in
Take into account projections for future enrollment.
Take into account elementary and high school feeder patterns, when moving toward the idea of keeping groups of students together as they move through school.
September 20, 2012
October 4, 2012
October 18, 2012
November 1, 2012
November 8, 2012 (Special Meeting)
November 15, 2012
November 26 & 28 – Public Forums
December 6, 2012 Review of input
December 13, 2012 Proposals to the Board
Building capacity, design, and location
Transportation – Run length and ease of runs
Natural geography – Rivers, land use, railroads, interstate
Future Growth and development
Demographics – Diversity, balanced enrollment, Free and reduced
The larger maps were brought together to determine if we have one or two maps
Strengths and weakness of each of the two maps were reviewed
Two maps emerged as a result with both having enough positive qualities and meeting the criteria we established to be considered
Our goal for tonight is to gather input about the two proposed maps.
When you consider the maps, what works? What questions do you have about the maps? Are there suggestions you want us to consider for each of the maps?
Move to tables to discuss the maps in small groups.
One of the Boundary Task Force members will be at the tables to help facilitate the discussion and take input.
We will help generate conversations with a series of questions posed from up front.
Questions will be timed to help keep the conversations moving.
Comment Cards are available for those wishing to leave a comment card for the Boundary Task Force.
If you wish to have someone get back to you please complete the contact information request on the card and someone will get back to you by the end of this week.
If you wish to simply leave a comment for consideration, you do not need to leave your contact information.
Introduce yourself and tell the group what school or community group you represent
What do you believe is the most important criteria forgood school boundaries? Why?
What are the strengths of Map A?
Are there weakness in Map A?
What information do you need concerning Map A?
What are the strengths of Map B?
Are there weakness in Map B?
What information do you need concerning Map B?
What else needs to be considered when drawing the elementary boundaries?