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Middle School Boundary Adjustments

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.

Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee Application

District seeks applicants for the Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee

Parents and community members in the Beaverton School District are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee meetings are public meetings where the public will be invited to testify to the Committee and observe the Committee's work.

The District will open a new middle school to students in August 2021. The new middle school is located on NW 118th Avenue in the Timberland neighborhood. Opening the new middle school will require the creation of a new middle school attendance boundary which will necessitate a comprehensive review of all existing middle school attendance boundaries by the Advisory Committee.

The committee work will begin in October 2019 and will conclude by March 2020. The committee will meet two times per month, typically on Thursday evenings. The first Advisory Committee meeting will be on October 24, 2019 and will be a project orientation meeting. No public testimony will be taken at this meeting. Meetings will be held at middle schools throughout the District. Membership on the Middle School Boundary Adjustment Committee will include up to two (2) parent/community members from each current middle school. Beaverton School District staff are not eligible to be members of the Advisory Committee.

The Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee will use School Board Policy JC to study and recommend attendance boundary changes to:

  • Create an attendance boundary for the Timberland-area middle school;
  • Alleviate student crowding at Stoller Middle School; and
  • Review and adjust the attendance boundaries of other middle schools.

Those who wish to apply should complete the online application form between August 12, 2019 and September 27, 2019. The application process will close as of 4:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019.

The online application will include the following information:

  • Name & contact information (mailing address, email, phone number)
  • Resumé
  • Response to the following questions:     
    • Why do you want to serve on the Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee?
    • What skills and experience do you have that would benefit the Advisory Committee?

For more information, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at 503-356-4360.

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