Attendance Boundary Committee
Board approves attendance boundaries
The School Board on Dec. 13, 2016, approved new attendance boundaries for grades K-8. The boundaries will take effect for the 2017-2018 school year as the District moves to a different grade configuration as part of the Long Range Facility Plan.
In fall 2017, there will be seven elementary schools for grades K-5, two middle schools for grades 6-8, and one high school building for students in grades 9-12.
Frequently Asked Questions
Elementary Boundary Map (simple)
Elementary Boundary Map (detailed)
Middle School Boundary Map (simple)
Middle School Boundary Map (detailed)
Committee develops recommendation
The committee met on Nov. 15, 2016, to review survey feedback from the patron survey regarding the proposed boundary maps. The feedback was considered in conjunction with the data previously gathered to determine if any changes could improve the overall plan. It was determined that some of the questions or concerns presented in the feedback could best be addressed by sharing additional practical information related to the upcoming changes. The committee identified specific topics that could be addressed through a Frequently Asked Questions document (see above) to be shared with the community.
Updated versions of the boundary maps (see above) were also developed to improve readability. By a clear consensus of the committee, the proposed boundaries were recommended to the Board of Education for their consideration and approval at the Dec. 13, 2016, Board of Education meeting.
Proposed attendance boundaries for 2017-2018
The Attendance Boundary Committee has developed proposed elementary and middle school attendance boundaries for next school year. The documents below include maps of the proposed boundaries and a summary sheet with information about the proposal. A survey was available for people interested in sharing feedback to the Attendance Boundary Committee. Comments were accepted through Nov. 7. The survey is now closed. The committee will review the comments at its next meeting on Nov. 15.
Proposed Elementary Boundary Map
Proposed Middle School Boundary Map
Oct. 18, 2016, Committee Meeting
The committee reviewed and finalized the proposed boundary map for elementary attendance areas. The proposed boundaries provide room for growth in the areas of the community that expect more significant growth over the next five or more years.
The committee considered a middle school boundary map that provides a feeder system of elementary schools to specific middle schools. The proposed boundaries would send students from grades 6-8 in the newly configured Creekmoor, Eagle Glen, Raymore, and Timber Creek attendance areas to East Middle School. Students in grades 6-8 from the newly configured Bridle Ridge, Peculiar, and Stonegate attendance areas would attend the South Middle School (former North HS building).
The committee also discussed sharing out the proposed boundaries beginning with parent-teacher conferences Oct. 26 and 27. Maps of the new boundary areas, along with an information sheet, will be shared in the current K-8 schools, in the District e-news, and posted on the District website. An opportunity to provide feedback through an electronic form will be included with the information. The committee's next meeting will be Nov. 15 to consider all feedback provided.
Oct. 4, 2016, Committee Meeting
Committee members reviewed additional data regarding residential development in the community. K-5 attendance area scenarios were explored in depth, including projected enrollments and related demographic profiles.
Revised scenarios were suggested for consideration at the next meeting. The initial approach to developing middle school boundaries was also discussed. An opportunity for community feedback is tentatively scheduled for parent-teacher conference time, or soon thereafter.
Sept. 20, 2016, Committee Meeting
During its second meeting, the Attendance Boundary Committee focused on reviewing data regarding enrollment history and projections.
The committee also received reports on residential development from the communities within the district boundaries. This information was utilized to identify projected growth areas within the district. The committee reviewed elementary school capacities and considered target enrollment levels for those schools 2017-18 that would allow for growth in future years. Boundary criteria prioritization was also finalized for the overall attendance boundary process.
Boundary Criteria Priorities
Sept. 6, 2016, Committee Meeting
The Attendance Boundary Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 6. Dr. Monsees provided the background information on the Long Range Facility Plan and the subsequent need to create new boundaries for the 2017-2018 school year.
A timeline of committee work was shared along with the committee charge. The intention is to develop recommended boundaries by December for Board of Education consideration.
The committee established operating norms for its work, brainstormed on various data sources to be reviewed, and began the process of prioritizing the criteria to be utilized in the boundary development process. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 20.
About the Committee
The Ray-Pec Board of Education recognizes the need to implement the Long Range Facility Plan and gather community input as new attendance boundaries are drawn for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Attendance Boundary Committee will be composed of representatives from each current school attendance area, as well as key community and staff members. The committee will analyze data, review solutions, seek appropriate feedback and ultimately make revised boundary recommendations to the Board of Education by December of 2016.
Committee meetingsThe Attendance Boundary Committee is scheduled to meet from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library at the Ray-Pec Academy.
- Sept. 6
- Sept. 20
- Oct. 4
- Oct. 18
- Nov. 1
- Nov. 15