The Westside Community has long valued small class sizes and neighborhood schools. In an effort to balance our enrollment after the completion of construction at Sunset Hills (and the long-anticipated addition of another section of K-6 classrooms to manage bubble classes), the Board of Education and administration have been contemplating moving our elementary attendance boundaries to further those goals.
However, after listening to our constituents at the February 8th boundary meeting, the board and administration concluded that we have not done an adequate job of clearly articulating our elementary attendance area strategy.
Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, we understand that our constituents want more information and notice to properly consider any potential proposal.
As a result, the Board of Education will NOT vote in February on possible boundary changes. We still intend to address this issue, but we will only do so after we have articulated a clear plan and communicated it properly with our constituents. This plan will include a timeline of meetings, objectives of meetings and possible vote by the Board.
The scheduled community and town hall meetings will go on as planned this week. This will allow for the community to provide input to the administration’s current possible recommendation.
We strive for a high standard in everything we do in Westside Community Schools, and communication and clarity are no exception. We realize that we will only succeed with the support and confidence of our community, and we will do better going forward. We appreciate hearing from our community to help determine the best solution.
Beth Morrissette, President, Westside Community Schools Board of Education