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Parent Boundary Forum Presentation January 25, 2011


CRESTWOOD LONG SAPPINGTON TRUMAN

KENNERLY


Middle Schools


Concord Elementary


Sappington Elementary


Crestwood Elementary


Long Elementary


The Process


GUIDING PRINCIPLES 1. Middle schools need nearly equal numbers of students 2. Elementary schools should have (within a narrow range) nearly equal percentage enrollment capacity


COMMITTEE CRITERIA • Use residential (within the boundary lines) enrollment to determine each school’s base enrollment. – (Curriculum and Instruction Department will establish placement for special programs such as PEGS, VICC, ELL, Open Enrollment, Staff Children).

• To the extent possible, try to keep neighborhoods together. A subdivison was generally considered to be a neighborhood. • Try not to create “pocket boundaries” that have attendance islands not connected to a school’s base enrollment area. • To the extent possible, use major streets as boundary lines (I-270, Lindbergh, Gravois, etc). • Be as economical as possible. • Try to establish boundaries that will last a number of years and accommodate future population trends.


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS • To the extent possible, minimize disruption for families already in elementary attendance areas outside of Truman. • To the extent possible, send students to the closest school.


BOUNDARY OBSTACLES & CONSTRAINTS • Must complete elementary boundaries in order to know data needed to set middle school boundaries. • Crestwood Elementary has greatest additional capacity for students, so process must begin there. • Density of students (number of students per square mile) varies dramatically across Lindbergh’s 28 square miles. East side (Kennerly, Concord, Sappington) has many more students than north (Crestwood/Long) and Fenton. • When sending students to two middle schools from five elementary schools, one elementary must split. • Transportation is more efficient when all students living south of I-270 are together as one area (approximately 290 in all). • It is not possible to provide a neighborhood school for Fenton students. • Elementary schools have some variance in capacity (Kennerly – 440; Crestwood, Long, and Concord – 500; Sappington - 540).


CRESTWOOD LONG SAPPINGTON TRUMAN

KENNERLY


CRESTWOOD

LONG

SAPPINGTON CONCORD

KENNERLY


CRESTWOOD CRESTWOOD

LONG

LONG

SAPPINGTON

SAPPINGTON

TRUMAN CONCORD KENNERLY

KENNERLY


RESULTS • Middle School and Elementary Guiding Principles met – Middle School enrollments: 605 & 603 – Elementary capacities range from 90.2-98.4 percent full. Out of Resident (OOR) and staff children will close this range.

• Crestwood and Long saw largest increase in territory based on lowest number of students per square mile. • Sappington met capacity by adding small area to South. • Kennerly was already over capacity and will maintain its numbers by limiting OOR and staff. • Concord is filled to highest capacity at 98%. • Middle school split – Truman: Crestwood, Long, Concord (students living south of I-270) – Sperreng: Sappington, Kennerly, Concord (students living north of I-270)


FINAL GUIDING PRINCIPLE Another basic tenet becomes apparent as the final pieces are put together: There will be varying degrees of agreement and disagreement on an individual family basis. I believe these decisions need to be made based on fiscal responsibility, and doing what best serves the greatest number of students.


CRESTWOOD

LONG

SAPPINGTON CONCORD

KENNERLY

Lindbergh Parent Boundary Committee presentation  

Lindbergh Parent Boundary Committee presentation