Recommended Boundary Adjustment Area
District staff have reviewed historic and projected enrollment trends for the northern portion of the District, as a whole, with the intent of defining a recommended scope of boundary adjustments (i.e. the number of schools that will be involved) to accommodate the Kaiser Road K-5.
While enrollment trends in a number of the elementary schools north of Highway 26 have trended upward, and a number of schools rely on portable classroom capacity, staff have concluded that a boundary adjustment process should be limited to the Springville and Jacob Wismer attendance areas.
The reasons for including Springville and Jacob Wismer in the boundary adjustment process are:
- The location of Kaiser Road K‐5, within Springville's current attendance boundary makes it necessary to adjust that school's boundary, in any case;
- Of all of the schools north of Highway 26, Springville is the most acutely impacted by current overcrowding and future residential development growth;
- Springville is also home to approximately 180 6‐8th graders, who for the 2016 school year have been relocated; and
- Jacob Wismer, which is the next closest school, has also been close to or above its capacity; currently that school has two portable classrooms on site.
There are several reasons for not including other schools in the area. While some capacity issues at other schools in the northern portion of the District could be remedied by a boundary adjustment process, it would likely yield more costs than benefits. The "domino effect" needed to adjust 10 attendance boundaries to accommodate a school at the very northern end of the District would be very difficult. Furthermore, most of the boundary shifts will still be in the Springville and Jacob Wismer area; changes to schools further south would be much smaller in scale – but not without significant community disruption.
Criteria for Boundary Adjustments:
|• Availability of space||• Safety|
|• Proximity to school||• Transportation|
|• Neighborhood unity||• Student body configuration|
|• Staffing patterns|||
Boundary Advisory Committee