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Administrative boundary adjustment process

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Administrative Boundary Adjustments:  Spring 2017

At their May 15, 2017 Business Meeting, the School Board approved objectives for the study and recommendation of boundary adjustments in the southwestern portion of the District, including the South Cooper Mountain annexation area.  The four proposed administrative boundary adjustments will address the incorporation of new land from the Hillsboro and Beaverton School District land swap, to be completed in 2017, as well as anticipated residential growth in the general area.

At the June 12, 2017 Business Meeting, the School Board approved four proposed administrative boundary adjustments. The new boundaries will go into effect for the 2017-18 school year. District maps have been updated and published online. 

Below is a brief description of each administrative adjustment proposal, the Board-adopted objectives and the Superintendent's recommendation.


Administrative Boundary Adjustment #1:  Hillsboro Swap Assignment of Elementary and Middle School

Following a several month inter-district process with representatives of the Hillsboro School District (HSD), the School Board adopted a resolution on December 17, 2015 approving the transfer of 240 acres of land in the South Cooper Mountain annexation area from HSD to BSD. The area will be transferred to BSD effective July 1, 2017. The new territory includes a portion of the City of Beaverton's South Cooper Mountain Community Planning area. Currently, the new territory is sparsely populated (and there are no current BSD students), but it is expected that residential development will take place over the next 3-5 years. The District should establish attendance areas for all lands within its boundary for the upcoming school year (2017-18).

At the May 15th School Board Business meeting, staff proposed to study and recommend attendance boundary assignments for the newly added territory for elementary and middle schools (the area has already been assigned to Mountainside High School).  The Board adopted the following boundary adjustment objective:  Assign the Hillsboro School District land swap area to appropriate Beaverton School District attendance boundaries.

The Superintendent's report and recommendation on the assignment of these boundaries is located here:  <Link>
A map of recommended assignments is located here:  <Link>


Administrative Boundary Adjustment #2:  Nancy Ryles and South Cooper Mountain Planning Area Developments

A portion of the South Cooper Mountain planning area is already within BSD and the Nancy Ryles elementary school boundary. Development in this area may be several years out, because it depends on the application of zoning and the extension of utilities and infrastructure. In coordination with the study of the new territory (Adjustment #1), staff propose to review the potential impact of future development in this area to determine whether a boundary adjustment for Nancy Ryles, is also warranted.

Consistent with Board Policy JC, the review of the attendance boundary will be an administrative process since fewer than three school attendance boundaries will be impacted.  Staff proposed to review any potential action using the review criteria contained in Policy JC.  The Board adopted the following boundary adjustment objective:  Study and recommend boundary adjustments to manage potential enrollment growth in the South Cooper Mountain planning area and Nancy Ryles elementary school.

The Superintendent's report and recommendation on the assignment of these boundaries is located here:  <Link>
A map of recommended assignments is located here:  <Link>

 

Administrative Boundary Adjustment #3:  Nancy Ryles and Cooper Mountain Elementary School Development Areas

A significant amount of new residential growth is taking place and will continue to increase over the next several years in the southwest portion of the Beaverton School District. All governments having jurisdiction in the area (Washington County, City of Beaverton, and City of Tigard) have approved new development in the past 18 months.  District staff have projected that some of the new development, which is on largely vacant land, may have an adverse impact on the capacity for elementary schools to accommodate students in the future.  Staff proposed to review the impact of new development within the Nancy Ryles and the Cooper Mountain elementary school attendance boundaries and determine if an adjustment between these two schools is appropriate.

Consistent with Board Policy JC, the review of the attendance boundary will be an administrative process since fewer than three school attendance boundaries will be impacted.  Staff proposed to review any potential action using the review criteria contained in Policy JC.  The Board adopted the following boundary adjustment objective:  Minimize future overcrowding at Nancy Ryles Elementary School.

The Superintendent's report and recommendation on the assignment of these boundaries is located here:  <Link>
A map of recommended assignments is located here:  <Link>

 

Administrative Boundary Adjustment #4:  Trillium Woods Apartment Complex

In May of 2016, a residential development proposal for 100 multi-family unit apartments in the City of Beaverton was proposed and approved for development (the land is currently vacant). The developer is proceeding with site development and will begin construction in the coming months. Due to the project's parcel configuration and location, the apartment buildings will be split between the current Scholls Heights and Nancy Ryles elementary school attendance boundaries. The District seeks to minimize such splits to support neighborhood unity and minimize transportation costs.

Consistent with Board Policy JC, the review of the attendance boundary will be an administrative process since fewer than three school attendance boundaries will be impacted.  Staff proposed to review any potential action using the review criteria contained in Policy JC.  The Board adopted the following boundary adjustment objective:  Align elementary attendance boundaries to place a new apartment project within one of two elementary attendance boundaries.

The Superintendent's report and recommendation on the assignment of these boundaries is located here:  <Link>
A map of recommended assignments is located here:  <Link>