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1 Rezoning Study -Committee Meeting 2- November 15, 2011

2 Welcome Tonight’s Agenda 6:00 - 6:15Welcome & Introductions 6:15 - 6:45Update on school choice / transfers and K-5 planning focus 6:45 - 7:30Present baseline options and give overview of scenarios and homework 7:30 – 7:50Selection of Chair / Co-Chair 7:50 - 8:00Discuss Next Steps and Adjourn

3 SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 13141516171819 Committee Meeting 6:00-8:00 pm 2021 22 23242526 27282930December 123 45678910 111213 Committee Meeting 6:00-8:00 pm 14151617 November - December 2011: Upcoming Events

4 Welcome Tonight’s Objectives #1.To update the committee on latest conversations regarding school choice / transfer #2. To present updated handouts, baseline options, and homework #3. Select Committee Chair / Co-Chair

5 Update on School Choice/Transfers Planning focus is based on kids living in the school zones. Planning for transfer rates and school choice is not incorporated into the committee’s work Once school zones are recommended and adopted by the School Board, they will determine how school choice and out of zone transfers are handled.

6 Rezoning Study Project Goals

7 1.Richmond Public Schools is building new schools as part of the “Building a Better Richmond” program. a)2 new elementary schools opening in January 2013 b)1 new middle school opening in January 2014 c)1 new high school opening in January 2015 2.Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is slated to build a new Overby-Sheppard Elementary school on the existing site. Planning and implementation is not in control of RPS and is uncertain. 3.Changes in demographics and population over time have created imbalances in building utilization amongst various schools within the district. a)Some are over utilized while others are underutilized 4.Many of the buildings are in need of modernization or replacement, and there could be potential consolidation opportunities which can better save on costs. 5.These factors have created the need to take a comprehensive look at the existing Richmond Public School zones and facilities. Why We’re Here Project Objectives

8  Balance Building Utilization  Minimize the impact on students  Use major roads and natural boundaries whenever feasible to define attendance zones Why We’re Here Guiding Principles / Criteria

9  Maximize walkability  Establish clear feeder patterns and continuity  Make all efforts to ensure efficient system of school bus transportation  Make all efforts to establish contiguous zones  Make all efforts to minimize the split of identifiable community components such as apartments and subdivisions. Why We’re Here Guiding Principles / Criteria

10 K-5 Grade Focus 1.Best practices are to rezone based on students who live in the zone. 2.This committee will be charged with developing zones based on the students living in the zone and to not focus on transfer rates. 3.The district has a series of PK centers around the district, and allows VPI classes in buildings where there is space. 4.Because of this, the committee will be focused on K-5 as a priority for Elementary zones.

11 1.K-5 Student densities vary when looking north vs. south of the river. Total K-5 living south of the river is 5,510 and the total seats south of the river are 6,410 (based on functional capacity) The total number of students vs. seats south of the river is 86% of functional capacity (Low Target). Total K-5 living north of the river is 5,309 and the total seats north of the river are 7,352 (based on functional capacity) The total number of students vs. seats north of the river is 72% of functional capacity (Low Target). 2.Since K-5 is the focus at the elementary levels, Pre-K students were not counted nor was Pre-K center capacity calculated. 3.K-5 functional capacity figures and target capacities will allow room for VPI classes in areas where there is room. Elementary Target Capacities:


13 MS Target Capacity = Total 6-8 in district (4,569)/ RPS Functional Capacity (6,044) = 76% HS Target Capacity = Total 9-12 in district (5,458)/ RPS Functional Capacity (6,191) = 88% Middle/High School Target Capacities:


15 Current Elementary Live In Utilization:

16 1.Everything is DRAFT through most of this project. Expect that the options will change per committee work. 2.Committee will have the ability to create their own options through use of black and white “sketch maps” that we have available for you. 3.Options balance building utilization, but require review from committee to evaluate community impacts and other issues (busy roads, splitting neighborhood, etc). 4.Think about making hybrids of various options. Combine parts of various maps that you like into a new option. Notes about Options

17 Baseline Options:



20 Current Middle/High Live In Utilization:

21 Baseline Options:




25 Committee Homework 1.Review the baseline options and meeting 2 handouts. 2.Fill out an option scoring table for the December 13, 2011 meeting. You can email the entire committee by sending an email to:

26 Option Scoring Table:

27 Select Chair / Co-Chair See you next meeting on December 13, 2011! Same time, same place

28 Recommended Process & Timeline for Rezoning (In Months)

29 Process & Timeline for Rezoning (In Months)

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