On August 8, 2018, Westside Community Schools opened a new Sunset Hills Elementary School. This building is double the size of the previous Sunset Hills, based on a clear, community decision to expand the facility to a two-section school to balance the District’s student population at the elementary level. District leaders are now evaluating how to balance district enrollment, giving consideration to educational, financial and community concerns, with the specific focus on optimizing new space at Sunset Hills. Westside Community Schools will invite members of the community to be part of the 2018 Fall Boundary Engagement Process Committee to determine what is the best path for Westside Community Schools and our students.
- The BOE considers this work as part of the District plan. It’s one part of a whole.
- The District is responsible for each student (resident and non-resident) being college and/or career successful.
- Each committee member represents the entire District in its ability to provide what is in each student’s best interest.
- The boundary should reflect providing better educational opportunities at each school for there to be an equitable student experience at each school.
- The boundary change should be limited to Loveland, Sunset Hills, and Swanson elementary schools.
- The grade configuration should be K-6, 7-8, 9-12.
- Students who open enroll will be sent to the elementary school with available capacity.
- The committee recognizes the power of an elementary school to create community.
- The boundary can anticipate future growth of the neighborhood.
- The boundary proposed should optimize all of the available District resources.
- Neighborhood schools are celebrated but not limited to follow manmade boundaries.
- Responsible grandfathering/transfers/student options are determined by the Administration.
Updated September 5, 2018