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Fall 2020 Boundary Change Approved

On November 18, at a Regular School Board Meeting, and again on November 20 at a community meeting at Northwood Middle School, the Boundary Review Committee presented an initial Fall 2020 Boundary Change Recommendation. Following these two presentations the district hosted eight community information/feedback opportunities on the initial proposal . . . one at each district elementary school.
 
In addition to attending one of the recent information/feedback meeting, the community was encouraged to provide online feedback to the proposal. 161 individuals (as of 12.17.19) shared feedback with the district and Boundary Review Committee. 
 
After carefully considering community feedback, the Boundary Review Committee made revisions to the boundary change proposal and presented a Final Fall 2020 Boundary Change Recommendation to the school board on December 19 at a Special Board Meeting. The community was once again invited to provided online feedback regarding this Final Fall 2020 Boundary Change Recommendation.  
 
On January 13, 2020, the school board approved the Final Fall 2020 Boundary Change Recommendation, as presented by the Boundary Review Committee. 
 
A copy of the Fall 2020 Mead School District Boundary Change is attached. A north, south, east, west description of the five elementary school movement areas is also attached. (Note: The map included as a part of the approved boundary change is a general illustration of the new elementary school boundaries. Professional boundary maps will be forthcoming.) 
 
Grandfathering 7th Graders at their Current Middle School
 
The feasibility of grandfathering current 7th graders who, as a result of these new boundaries, would be changing middle schools for 8th grade, is under consideration. These would be Mountainside 7th graders who live in the Midway attendance area (excluding the north Midway area that is now a part of Meadow Ridge) and Northwood 7th graders who live in the Evergreen & Prairie View attendance areas.
 
We are hopeful we can accommodate all who desire to finish out middle school where they currently attend. However, before we can make that commitment we need to know how many students want to stay. Therefore, we are asking that impacted 7th grade families, who wish to stay at their current middle school for 8th grade, complete this INTEREST SURVEY by February 1, 2020. 
 
Once we are in possession of firm numbers we can determine space availability and our ability to provide transportation for grandfathered students. (Transportation is dependent on having enough buses to add routes and available finances, knowing the district will be facing budget reductions for the 20/21 school year.) 
 
Questions? Please call 509-465-6014 or email jolene.andres@mead354.org