School Attendance Areas
School Attendance Areas
Process Begins to Reconfigure School Attendance Areas
The process to reconfigure school attendance areas in the Wayzata Public School District has begun. School attendance areas, also referred to as boundaries, must be reconfigured in advance of the opening of the new eighth elementary school in the fall of 2016 and to provide much needed relief in our over-crowded buildings.
To assist the administration and Wayzata School Board with their decision-making process, a Attendance Area Reconfiguration Committee has been formed consisting of two parent representatives from each of the seven elementary schools and three middle schools, as well as district staff and administrators. Members applied to be on the committee and were selected based on their ability to share a variety of perspectives, from preschool through high school. The following are the members of the committee:
Committee Members Building(s) Represented Brian Combs Birchview Gauri Kokate Birchview/CMS Deq Hussein Oakwood/CMS/WHS Justin Markell Oakwood John Anderson Gleason Lake Jill Perrigo Gleason Lake/CMS Heidi Pearson Greenwood/CMS Thomas Murphy Greenwood Yugi Patturi Plymouth Creek/EMS Amy Walstein Plymouth Creek Meredith Speier Kimberly Lane/CMS/WHS Derik Goodman Kimberly Lane Himabindu Moram Kimberly Lane Rebecca Malmquist Sunset Hill Jon Severson Sunset Hill David Haas EMS/WHS Keith Story Kimberly Lane/CMS/WHS Paula Caryotakis WMS/WHS Paul Halgren CMS/WHS
This committee had its first meeting last night to develop an understanding of the factors associated with attendance boundaries including transportation, enrollment projections and building capacities. In addition, the School Board has created guiding principles guiding principles to guide the process and work of the committee. Members of the committee will review the work of district administration and assist in narrowing and refining scenarios of possible attendance area/boundary configurations.
The Attendance Area Reconfiguration Committee will continue meeting through May. Once possible scenario(s) have been identified, additional online feedback will be gathered from parents and community residents. The School Board will also host a public input session on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Middle School Auditorium. The Board is expected to take final action on the new school attendance areas at the June 9 School Board meeting. New boundaries will be effective with the 2016-17 school year.
For more information about the Attendance Area Reconfiguration Process, contact Kristin Tollison, director of administrative services.