11-17-2009 Organization of the Board-Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #52


Title
School Attendance Boundary Changes for 2010-11

Discussion

Attendance boundary changes are recommended to lower student membership at nine schools that are currently over 100% capacity (more students than capacity) by moving students from those schools to schools with adequate available capacity.  In total, attendance boundaries could be changed at up to 40 schools, depending on the alternatives that are approved. 

South Area Middle Schools
Over-crowding at Southwest will be relieved by attendance boundary changes at this school and, potentially, at the following three schools:  Central, Hoover and Stone.  Alternatives ""D", "E", "F" and "G" are attached - maps and data showing Capacity Utilization, Ethnicity and Free/Reduced Lunch are provided for each Alternative.

South Area Elementary Schools
Over-crowding at Allen, Discovery, Harbor City, McAuliffe and Westside will be relieved by attendance boundary changes at these five schools and, potentially, at the following 14 schools:  Columbia, Gemini, Indialantic, Jupiter, Lockmar, Meadowlane Primary, Meadowlane Intermediate, Palm Bay, Port Malabar, Riviera, Sabal, Sunrise, Turner and University Park.  Alternatives ""D", "E" and "F"  are attached - maps and data showing Capacity Utilization, Ethnicity and Free/Reduced Lunch are provided for each Alternative.

Central Area Elementary Schools
Over-crowding at Manatee, Suntree and Williams will be relieved by attendance boundary changes at these three schools and, potentially, at the following 14 schools:  Anderson, Audubon, Cambridge, Creel, Croton, Endeavour, Golfview, Longleaf, MILA, Quest, Saturn, Sea Park, Sherwood and Tropical.  Alternatives ""D", "E", "F" and "G" are attached - maps and data showing Capacity Utilization, Ethnicity and Free/Reduced Lunch are provided for each Alternative.

An Attendance Boundary Evaluation Committee reviewed and ranked the Alternatives based on the weighted Attendance Boundary Criteria approved by the School Board.  A list of the Committee members, Minutes of their meetings and their ranking of the Alternatives are attached.



Recommendation

Approve the recommended attendance boundary changes at the following schools for the 2010-11 school year.

South Area Middle Schools
Southwest, Central, Hoover and Stone. 

South Area Elementary Schools
Allen, Columbia, Discovery, Gemini, Harbor City, Indialantic, Jupiter, Lockmar, McAuliffe, Meadowlane Primary, Meadowlane Intermediate, Palm Bay, Port Malabar, Riviera, Sabal, Sunrise, Turner, University Park and Westside.

Central Area Elementary Schools
Anderson, Audubon, Cambridge, Creel, Croton, Endeavour, Golfview, Longleaf, Manatee, MILA, Quest, Saturn, Sea Park, Sherwood, Suntree, Tropical and Williams.  

Recommended Conditions:

  1. Rising sixth graders and rising eight graders may stay at their current school.  Transportation will be provided.
  2. No sibling preference.
  3. End "Cap and Bus" from Allen ES to Meadowlane ES.  Students currently bused to Meadowlane ES from Allen ES return to Meadowlane ES.
  4. End "Cap and Bus" restrictions at Quest ES.  Students currently bused to Quest ES from Manatee ES return to Manatee ES.  
  5. End "Soft Redistricting" at the following schools:
    1. Students grandfathered in Manatee ES from Anderson ES go to Anderson ES.
    2. Students grandfathered in Quest ES from Manatee ES go to Manatee ES.
    3. Students grandfathered in Williams ES from Quest ES go to Quest ES.
    4. Students grandfathered in Suntree ES from Longleaf ES go to Longleaf ES.


 



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/17/2009
Action12/8/2009
Public Hearing1/19/2010

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 633-1000 x657


Attachment:  South Middle Current.pdf
Attachment:  South Middle Alternative D.pdf
Attachment:  South Middle Alternative E.pdf
Attachment:  South Middle Alternative F.pdf
Attachment:  South Middle Alternative G.pdf
Attachment:  South Elementary Current.pdf
Attachment:  South Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment:  South Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment:  South Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment:  Evaluation Committee Members.pdf
Attachment:  Evaluation Committee Meeting Minutes 10-29-09 and 10-30-09.pdf
Attachment:  Evaluation Committee South Middle Evaluations of D, E and F.pdf
Attachment:  Evaluation Committee South Elementary Evaluations of D and E.pdf
Attachment:  Central Elementary Current.pdf
Attachment:  Central Elementary Alternative D.pdf
Attachment:  Central Elementary Alternative E.pdf
Attachment:  Central Elementary Alternative F.pdf
Attachment:  Central Elementary Alternative G.pdf