01-22-2019 School Board Meeting & Public Hearing
Agenda Item #46


Title
Public Hearing - Attendance Boundary Changes for the 2019-20 School Year

Discussion

Three proposed attendance boundary changes were discussed at the School Board Workshop on October 23, 2018, as indicated on the attached maps.  A summary of the proposals was given as an Information Item at the November 20, 2018 School Board Meeting.

Additionally, at the November 20, 2018 School Board Meeting, an Evaluation Committee was appointed to review the proposed attendance boundary changes.  The Evaluation Committee met on December 4, 2018 and scored the proposals based on the Administrative Procedure for Policy 7110 Student Accommodation.  The Evaluation Committee scoring summary was provided to the Board at the December 11, 2018 School Board Meeting and the School Board authorized the Superintendent to advertise the public hearing regarding the proposed attendance boundary changes. 

The proposals are as follows:

Quest Elementary and Longleaf Elementary: When this boundary was originally drawn, there were no existing homes or single family lots in the area. Now that there have been approved subdivisions, the attendance boundary is no longer logical. The proposed change moves the boundary a short distance along an existing canal. No students are currently affected by this proposal.

DeLaura Middle School and Hoover Middle School: The current boundary divides a dead end street. Homes at the southern end of the street are currently zoned for Hoover, but must drive through the DeLaura-zoned part of the street in order to travel to Hoover Middle. The proposed change eliminates this situation. One student lives in this area and is currently attending DeLaura Middle School.

Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary: The goal of this proposal is to balance the current and future enrollment at Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary. The proposal moves 28 students from Pinewood Elementary to Mims Elementary who are bused past Mims to Pinewood. The boundary change also includes an area that is developing and could include almost 600 homes in the future. An attendance boundary change community meeting was held at Mims Elementary School on November 13, 2018. Six parents participated and were concerned how the change would affect their children.  A request was made to allow their children to stay in Pinewood if they provided their own transportation.

In addition to the attendance boundary changes, staff recommends special consideration to allow rising 5th and 6th graders affected by the Pinewood to Mims attendance boundary change to remain at Pinewood Elementary.



Recommendation
Hold a public hearing and approve the proposed attendance boundary changes for the 2019-2020 school year:
  • Quest Elementary and Longleaf Elementary
  • DeLaura Middle and Hoover Middle School
  • Mims Elementary and Pinewood Elementary
Approve special consideration to allow rising 5th and 6th graders affected by the Mims and Pinewood Elementary attendance boundary change to remain at Pinewood Elementary (no transportation provided by BPS). 



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/20/2018
Action - 12/11/2018
Public Hearing - 1/22/2019

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Legal Counsel Review
No

Contact
David Lindemann, Manager Facilities Planning & Intergovernmental Coordination 633-1000 ext. 463


Attachment:  Evaluation Committee Scoring Matrix Summary 2018.pdf
Attachment:  October 23 2018 Capacity Workshop Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  Community Meeting Summary and Correspondence.pdf
Attachment:  Attendance Boundary Change Maps.pdf
Attachment:  Attendance Boundary Change Admin Procedure Supporting Policy 7110.pdf