07-23-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Title
Attendance Boundary Change for Audubon ES and MILA ES

Discussion

On February 12, 2013, the School Board approved (Staff-Recommended) Proposal 5 to close Gardendale Elementary Magnet School and change attendance boundaries at Audubon, MILA and Tropical Elementary Schools.  In Proposal 5, a portion of the boundary between Audubon and MILA was the centerline of Jordan Road. 

When geo-coding students for attendance boundary change proposals, our software uses Brevard County's Property Appraiser and 911 road databases.  Both of these databases misspelled Jordan Road as "Jordon" Road.  Unfortunately, this caused our software to geo-locate an apartment complex on the west side of Jordan Road to the east side of Jordan Road.  That error resulted in the data associated with Proposal 5 to assume that 28 elementary students from Gardendale would be rezoned to Audubon.  However, because the apartment complex is on the west side of Jordan Road, these students were actually rezoned to MILA.  This error was discovered by the schools during the process to contact their new students.

Proposal 5 assumed that the apartment complex on the west side of Jordan Road was included in the Audubon attendance boundary.  Both the capacity utilization and demographic data for Proposal 5 reflected this assumption.  On this basis, it is recommended that the attendance boundaries for Audubon and MILA be changed to reflect the intent and the data for Proposal 5.

Notes     

  1. The attendance boundary changes between MILA and Tropical approved in Proposal 5 remain the same.
  2. The Brevard County's Property Appraiser and 911 road databases have been corrected and our software updated to correctly geo-locate all students on Jordan Road.

Attachments

  1. Proposal 5 Map Detail
  2. Map for Recommended Attendance Boundary Change Between Audubon and MILA
  3. Audubon Attendance Boundary Description
  4. MILA Attendance Boundary Description


Recommendation
Approve the recommended attendance boundary change between Audubon Elementary School and MILA Elementary School to reflect the intent and data for previously approved Proposal 5 to close Gardendale Elementary Magnet School.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/11/2013
Action7/23/2013
Public Hearing8/27/2013

Authority for Action
1001.42 F.S.

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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Contact
Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent / Facilities Services



Attachment:  Map for Recommended Attendance Boundary Change Between Audubon and MILA.pdf
Attachment:  MILA Attendance Boundary Description.pdf
Attachment:  Audubon Attendance Boundary Description.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 5 Map Detail.pdf