• April 2012   
     
     
     
    Board of Education Special Legislative Meeting - Agenda Items Related to Final Redistricting and Closure Recommendations April 30, 2012
     

    Agenda Item Details

    Meeting
     
    Apr 30, 2012 - Special Legislative Meeting
     
    Category
     
    Discussion and Action
     
    Subject
     
    Report No. 11/12-4314 - Authorization to Modify Revised School Attendance Zone Boundaries (Final Approval)
     
    Type
     
    Action, Discussion
     
    Fiscal Impact
     
    Yes
     
    Recommended Action
     
    The board should approve the superintendent’s revisions to the school attendance boundary changes in the Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation as a result of the board’s amendment to exclude D.H. Stanton, F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure.
     

    THE SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS:

     

    Due to the board’s decision to amend the superintendent’s proposal (Report No. 11/12-4313 Authorization to Close Schools and Modify School Attendance Boundaries) to exclude D. H. Stanton, F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure as recommended, the district has modified the previously proposed attendance zone boundaries.

     

     

    RECOMMENDATION:

     

    The board should adopt the superintendent’s attached revised Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation and the attached maps that represent the recommended school zone boundary changes. The board authorizes the superintendent to write zone boundary descriptions based on the revised maps.

     

     

    REASON:

     

    To balance enrollments as a result of the board’s amendment to the superintendent’s Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation (Report No. 11/12-4313 Authorization to Close Schools and Modify School Attendance Boundaries).

     

    FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

     

    The proposed closings and boundary changes will result in a minimum estimated $3.5 million in cost savings due to increased state funding and decreased operational costs.

     

    FUNDING SOURCE:

     

    N/A

     

    Prepared by:

     

     

     

    Mikkal Hart Murunga

    Executive Director of External Affairs

     

     

     

     

    Approved by:

     

     

     

    Steve Smith

    Associate Superintendent

    Respectfully submitted:

     

     

     

    Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

    Superintendent

     

    Agenda Item Details

    Meeting
     
    Apr 30, 2012 - Special Legislative Meeting
     
    Category
     
    Discussion and Action
     
    Subject
     
    Report No. 11/12-4315 - Authorization to Modify Revised School Attendance Zone Boundaries for Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, BEST Academy at Ben S. Carson, Harper-Archer Middle School and Douglass High School (Final Approval)
     
    Type
     
    Action, Discussion
     
    Recommended Action
     
    The board should approve the revised boundary changes for Coretta Scott King, BEST Academy, Harper-Archer Middle and Douglass High Schools as a result of the board’s amendment to the superintendent’s Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation to exclude F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure.
     

    THE SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS:

     

    Due to the board’s decision to amend the superintendent’s proposal (Report No. 11/12-4312 Authorization to Modify School Attendance Zone Boundaries for Coretta Scott King Women’s Leadership Academy, BEST Academy at Ben S. Carson, Harper-Archer Middle School and Douglass high School) to exclude F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure as recommended, the district has modified the previously proposed attendance zone boundaries.

     

    Students who reside in the revised attendance boundaries of Boyd, Scott, Grove Park/Woodson, and F.L. Stanton elementary schools will have priority to opt-in to attend the appropriate single-gender academy for grades 6 through 12. Students who choose not to opt-in will follow the Douglass High School cluster feeder pattern. Transportation will be provided for students in the priority enrollment area or to the traditional schools (Harper-Archer MS and Douglass HS.)

     

    Students attending the single-gender schools who reside outside of the priority enrollment area will not receive transportation.

     

    RECOMMENDATION:

     

    The board should accept the superintendent’s recommendation to change the boundary lines for F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools as a result of the board’s amendment to the Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation and the maps that represented the recommended school zone boundary changes. The board authorizes the superintendent to create the appropriate regulations and policies to facilitate this process.

     

    REASON:

     

    To provide all students residing in the current attendance zone for the single-gender academies with the opportunity to opt-in to the single gender environment and citywide open enrollment for students who do not reside in the priority enrollment area.

     

    FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

     

    N/A

     

    FUNDING SOURCE:

     

    N/A

     

     

    Prepared by:

     

     

     

    Mikkal Hart Murunga

    Executive Director of External Affiars

     

     

     

     

    Approved by:

     

     

     

    Steve Smith

    Associate Superintendent

    Respectfully submitted:

     

     

     

    Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

    Superintendent

     

     
Last Modified on May 8, 2012