Redistricting of Elementary Boundaries

On October 17, 2008, in Elementary, Monon Trail, by Dr. Keen

We will be opening a new elementary school in July 2009, Monon Trail Elementary School, which is west of US 31 and almost a mile north of SR32 on Tomlinson Road. Whenever we open a new elementary school, we must re-draw attendance boundaries. The good news is that the area assigned to Monon Trail will be able to create a new environment and establish traditions from the start. The down side is people have to leave schools to which theyve become attached and involved in, and have supported in many ways.

Because we use the same talent identification process for selecting staff in all schools and know that some existing staff will transfer, Monon Trail will have the same quality staff as all of our other schools.

Two things we try to do when re-drawing boundaries: one, we try to look ahead so the same area is not included in the next boundary study, and two, we try to move proposed developments without houses so that when people move, they will understand where their children will attend school.

Presently, a group of teachers, administrators, and parents are studying the boundaries in order to make a recommendation to me for review. In turn, I will submit this report, along with my recommendations to the Board for their consideration, hopefully no later than February. There will be an opportunity for public comment prior to the committees final recommendation. The meeting date, time, and location will be posted to the website once determined.

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