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Middle School Boundary Adjustments

Superintendent Grotting will hold a listening session with public testimony regarding the Middle School Boundary Adjustment Committee's recommendation on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. The session will not be livestreamed but will be recorded and posted online.

Anyone interested in providing oral public testimony to Superintendent Grotting must register to do so by completing the public testimony form on the Middle School Adjustment webpage. The form will be available on October 19 at 9:00 am through October 23 at 5:00 pm. Participants will have two minutes each to share their comments. This will allow for approximately 60 individuals to participate. If more than 60 people register to comment, two to four individuals will be selected at random from each elementary school attendance boundary area to ensure participation from across the district.

Individuals selected to participate in the Zoom listening session will be contacted by district staff with meeting information and public testimony guidelines on October 27.

All written public comments will be forwarded to Superintendent Grotting starting Monday, October 19 at 9:00 am through Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 pm.

 

Due to Governor Brown's order to close schools in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the District halted the Middle School Boundary Adjustment (MSBA) process in March 2020. The Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee has not discussed the MSBA project since its meeting on March 12.

The MSBA Advisory Committee will resume public meetings on September 3, 2020. The meetings will be held virtually and livestreamed on the District's YouTube channel.

 

The Beaverton School District is undertaking a comprehensive review of the existing attendance boundaries for the District's eight (8) middle schools. The last comprehensive review and update to the District’s middle school attendance boundaries was undertaken before the opening of Stoller Middle School in 1999. The District’s 2002 Facility Plan identified the need for up to two new middle schools north of Highway 26. The District acquired property at the former Teufel Nursery north of Barnes Road through the 2006 Capital Bond program. The District completed construction of the new middle school building (colloquially referred to as “Timberland”) in 2016 through the 2014 Capital Bond program.

 
Starting in August 2016, Timberland has been used as a “swing school” for the schools that have been displaced by reconstruction, funded by the 2014 Capital Bond program. Vose, Hazeldale, and William Walker Elementary Schools have each been located at Timberland. ACMA will be located there for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. With the completion of the new ACMA building in Summer 2021, Timberland will be ready to open as a new middle school (and will receive an official name, as chosen by the School Board).
 
The Beaverton School District Board is committed to conducting a transparent and public process for this project. An advisory committee comprised of community members will be formed in Fall 2019. Starting in August 2019, interested persons can volunteer for the advisory committee by filing an application on the District's webpage. The advisory committee meetings will be open to the public at which time public testimony will be taken. It is anticipated that the advisory committee will hold its meetings at each of the existing middle schools at least once. The committee will start the public meeting process in October 2019 and meet twice a month into March 2020, at which time the committee will deliver its recommendation to the Superintendent.
 
It is anticipated that Superintendent Grotting will issue his decision on the middle school boundary adjustment project in May 2020. By issuing a decision in Spring 2020, the District will have one (1) full year of transition planning for all District departments and affected families.