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Attendance Boundary Committee December Update from SMUSD

Attendance Boundary Committee December Update from SMUSD

On December 7th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee (Committee) met for the third time.  The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations to the Governing Board.

  • Recommendation #1:  Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student capacity at each school.
  • Recommendation #2:  Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
Following the Committee’s meetings on November 9th, Committee members were invited to the District office on three separate days to spend more time with the current attendance boundaries and provide additional suggestions, beyond those provided at the meeting on November 9th.
All of the suggestions received were reviewed for common themes and suggestions.  This resulted in the creation of 4 new scenarios.
On December 7th, the four new scenarios, along with the scenario from the first meeting, and a summary of each scenario were shared with the Committee.  Each member of the Committee was then given the opportunity to study the maps, ask questions, and then vote for their top-two choices of each scenario.  There were two scenarios that received the highest votes of the five total scenarios.
A discussion occurred following the voting process which resulted in some minor changes to the two scenarios.  It was agreed that these two scenarios represented the consensus recommendations to be submitted to the Governing Board for Recommendation #1.
The Committee also reviewed two proposed draft implementation plans and had an opportunity to discuss the pros / cons of each.  Ultimately, the Committee made changes to one of the draft implementation plans and it will be submitted to the Governing Board for Recommendation #2.
NEXT STEPS:
  • On January 16th, 2018, the Governing Board will hear a presentation from the Attendance Boundary Committee Chair on the recommendations from the Committee.  There will be no vote or action by the Governing Board at this meeting.
  • The week prior to the January 16th meeting, the recommendations will be placed on the District’s website for community review.  Instructions will be uploaded in how to view the maps and a link will be made available where comments may be submitted.
  • The Governing Board has the option to hold special board meeting to further study the recommendations from the Attendance Boundary Committee prior the the meeting on February 20, 2018.
  • The soonest the Governing Board would vote on attendance boundary changes will be at the meeting on February 20, 2018.
If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Attendance Boundary Committee, you may submit them HERE.

San Marcos delays opening Double Peak K-8 | UTSanDiego.com

Double Peak School

San Marcos delays Double Peak School (Union Tribune Article from last week)

The much-anticipated Double Peak School in San Marcos won’t open in August as originally planned because of unexpected construction delays, school district officials said Tuesday (Last).

They said the delays won’t drive up the cost of the $65 million project, but that work probably won’t be completed until January. A meeting will be held with parents this week to discuss options for the coming school year.

One option includes keeping future Double Peak students at their current schools — perhaps banding them together in teaching clusters — then moving them to the new campus in the middle of the school year, said school board President Janet McClean.

Another option is to delay opening the school until August 2016, she said.

McClean said the construction delay boils down to two separate events: It has taken longer than anticipated to get the state to sign off on modifications to Double Peak’s design, and to get easements from landowners whose property abuts the 36-acre school site. The school is being built with fees the district collected from developers in the master-planned community of San Elijo Hills, where 3,000 homes have been built over the past 15 years and roughly 200 more are in the pipeline.

READ MORE via San Marcos delays opening Double Peak K-8 | UTSanDiego.com.

SMUSD Meeting

The Double Peak School facility will not be ready to open in August 2015. Moving forward, the district would like to engage the Double Peak School community in a discussion around options for a delayed opening. This community meeting will be held on:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 6:30pm
San Elijo Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos, CA 92078