• Redistricting 2019-2020

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


    1. Will the Extended Learning programs remain at North Grove and Maple Grove for the 2019-20 school year?
      • No, the Extended Learning programs will not move for the 2019-20 school year.  
    2. When will parents find out about the new boundaries?
      • The final proposal was shared via email with parents ahead of the March 13 Board meeting. Maps of the final boundaries and a school locator tool are posted on this website. 
    3. Will one of the two proposed maps be the final choice for boundaries?
      • The results from the survey on the two proposed maps and comments provided during work session were reviewed by the redistricting committee in late January. The committee revised the boundary proposals based on that feedback. An internal committee reviewed the revisions and selected a final proposal to recommend to the Board of School Trustees at its February 21 meeting.
    4. Will the Essential Skills or Extended Learning programs be moved from their current schools?
      • No, those programs will not be relocated for the 2019-2020 school year.
    5. Why are more students assigned to Middle School Central than Middle School North?
      • The northern three elementary schools that feed into Middle School North have smaller capacity than the three southern elementary schools that feed into Middle School Central. 
      • According to our Facility Utilization Study, the building capacity of MSC is between 1022 and 1227.  Middle School Central’s current room utilization (71.43%) is based on each classroom being unoccupied for two periods each day (MS teachers have one individual prep period and one team prep period each day). Capacity can be increased by utilizing those classrooms during those currently unoccupied periods. Modifying the classroom usage will increase the ideal capacity.
    6. How long will the survey be open on the proposed boundary options?
      • The feedback survey closed at 8:00 a.m. on January 15th.
    7. A friend saw a map with new boundaries in early November. Was a preliminary boundary map created at that time?
      • Preliminary maps were created by the committee at their November 29 meeting. Preliminary options were presented at a Community Work Session on January 8, 2019. The final recommended and accepted boundary maps are linked on this website.
    8. How will families find out if their neighborhood is moving?
      • Parents received an email* ahead of the March 13 Board meeting with the final recommendation that was presented to and approved by the Board.
    9. What will schools do to help students who have to move?
      • Students in the neighborhoods who will change schools will receive a letter in the mail in the spring from the principal of their new school with information about transitioning to their new school. Parent input forms for elementary teacher assignments will be distributed to parents. Student Services Coordinators will meet to go over parent input forms and other transition information for each student and discuss students with additional and/or special needs. Transitioning students will also be invited to Meet and Greet events at their new schools.
    10. Why are you moving some of the middle school students too?
      • Middle school assignments follow elementary school assignments. North Grove Elementary, Pleasant Grove Elementary, and Sugar Grove Elementary students will all attend Middle School North. Center Grove Elementary, Maple Grove Elementary, and Walnut Grove Elementary students will attend Middle School Central.
    11. Will students be allowed to request transfers to stay at their 18-19 school?
    12. If a student applies for and is granted a transfer to stay at his/her current school, will bus transportation be provided to that school?
      • No. Bus transportation is only provided to assigned schools. Additional information is available on the Transfer Requests page.
    13. Is what sport a student plays in middle school a factor in whether they are allowed to transfer to the other middle school?
      • No. Extra-curricular information is not part of the Transfer Application.

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