Presentation on theme: "1 PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES FOR HERITAGE AND NEEDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING APRIL 6, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
1 PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES FOR HERITAGE AND NEEDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING APRIL 6, 2010
2 CONVERSION OF HERITAGE AND NEEDHAM SCHOOLS TO K-6 Board guidance was given to staff at the March 9 th Study Session to pursue the conversion of the two schools to K-6. Proposed attendance boundaries were established. Community Forums were held on March 30 and 31, 2010 to review the proposed attendance boundaries with parents and community members.
3 PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY FOR HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL South of Lodi Ave. East of S. Washington St. to E. Vine St. East of S. Central St. West of Cherokee Lane North of Poplar St. Approximately 460 students in Grades K-6
4 PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY FOR NEEDHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL South of Lodi Ave. East of the railroad tracks east of S. Sacramento St. West of S. Washington St. to E. Vine St. West of S. Central St. North of Poplar St. Approximately 280 students in Grades K-6
6 COMMUNITY FORUM FEEDBACK The majority of staff and parents in attendance are pleased with the boundary as presented. Concerns were expressed by a number of parents and staff regarding transportation for Needham students over the railroad tracks, especially for the younger students. Parents request that transportation continue to Needham School in 2010-11. Consideration was given to the area around Needham School that currently attends Nichols School. Affect on the size of Nichols School, time to seek Nichols parent input, and program improvement choice, provide roadblocks to exploring this option at this time. Parents were pleased to learn staff hopes to provide some space for 6 th grade students to complete their elementary years at Needham.
7 RECOMMENDATION Staff recommends the Board approve the proposed attendance boundaries as presented for Heritage and Needham Elementary Schools for implementation in the 2010-11 school year at the April 20, 2010 Board of Education meeting.