Proposed Redistricting Plan

District Proposes Process for Redistricting All Schools
This is the image for the news article titled District Proposes Process for Redistricting All SchoolsIn preparation for the opening of Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year, and in order to balance our very different high school enrollments, we will be redistricting all of our attendance boundaries, from elementary through high school.

The Board reviewed a draft redistricting plan and expects to vote on the proposed criteria and timeline on June 21. We will provide several opportunities for the public to participate in the process and provide feedback before the Board finalizes the new attendance areas.

We received feedback from parents and staff that they needed to know the new boundaries before February in order to be able to plan for next year. This is why the proposed timeline calls for the Board to make this decision in December.

PROPOSED TIMELINE (DRAFT)

June 2018
  • Park Hill Board of Education considers proposed redistricting process, including the criteria, committee formation and timeline
  • Board approves redistricting process
  • Redistricting committee member application opens (check back here soon for more information)
July 2018
  • Redistricting committee member application closes
  • Redistricting committee members selected
August 2018
  • Board approves redistricting committee members
  • Redistricting committee meets
September 2018
  • Redistricting committee meets
  • Public has opportunities to share feedback (check back here soon for more information)
October 2018
  • Redistricting committee meets
  • Public has opportunities to share feedback (check back here soon for more information)
November 2018
  • Redistricting committee meets
  • Public has opportunities to share feedback (check back here soon for more information)
December 2018
  • Board receives recommendation for new school boundaries, which will take effect in the 2019-2020 school year (schedule is pending Board approval)

Proposed Redistricting Criteria (DRAFT)

Enrollment Balance
  • Goal: Balance enrollment among all schools at each level (elementary, middle and high)

  • Measure: Weighted enrollment counts, students per square foot standards

  • Priority/Weight: High

  • Considerations: Special programming, projecting future growth

Transportation Distance and Safety
  • Goal: Organize students in attendance boundaries to minimize transportation distance and prioritize students' safety and health

  • Measure: Average bus route distance per student

  • Priority/Weight: Medium
Maintain Subdivisions
  • Goal: Structure boundaries to maintain district subdivisions within one school attendance boundary at each level

  • Measure: Intact subdivision counts

  • Priority/Weight: Medium
Socio-Economic Balance
  • Goal: Have a socio-economic balance for all school attendance areas at each level (elementary, middle and high) that is representative of the entire community

  • Measure: Free and reduced percentages by attendance area

  • Priority/Weight: Medium

  • Considerations: Defined ranges for optimal, adequate, acceptable and undesirable targets
Minimal Attendance Area Changes
  • Goal: Minimize the number of students that change schools

  • Measure: Number of students changing schools within grade levels

  • Priority/Weight: Low

Proposed 2018-2019 Redistricting Committee (DRAFT)

Selection Process
Interested patrons can apply to serve on the committee. Board President Bart Klein and Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd will select applicants. 

Committee Members

Group   Count
Representatives
Committee Chair   One   Dr. Paul Kelly, assistant superintendent for business and technology
Patrons   20  
Representatives from:
  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools
Principals   20  

Administrators from:

  • Early education center
  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools
District administrators   Two  
  • Dr. Mike Kimbrel, executive director for quality and evaluation

  • Jim Rich, director of operations

Resource (ex-officio)
  • Dr. Jasmine Briedwell, director of elementary education
  • Dr. Jaime Dial, director of secondary education
  • David Dinges, branch manager at First Student
  • Nicole Kirby, director of communications
  • Demographic consultant