The Boundary Review Committee is charged with: Working to identify, refine and review proposed updates to school attendance area boundaries to support long-term balanced enrollment and facility capacity for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond. The committee will engage with the public during open houses in the fall to receive feedback on their boundary scenarios. The committee will provide a recommendation to the Superintendent during the last committee meeting. The Superintendent will be responsible for evaluating the Committee’s recommendation and bringing a proposal forward to the Centennial School District Board of Directors in early 2022. Committee members may be asked to participate in the Board Meeting.
Guiding Principles Core values serve as guiding principles for the development of the Committee boundary scenarios. These are developed from Board Policy on School Attendance Areas (JC), insights gained from land use studies, student enrollment forecasting and community survey results. A student is expected to attend the school designated for the geographic attendance area in which they reside, as stated in Board Policy JECC.
When considering boundary proposals, the Boundary Review Committee will consider, to the extent possible, the following guiding principles.
The Board recognizes that there are multiple factors to consider in satisfying the objectives of a boundary adjustment. Those factors may include:
Student body composition;
Current and future availability of space at a school;
Feeder patterns from elementary, middle to high school; and
Neighborhood proximity and accessibility
Additional criteria include:
Take a District-wide perspective by considering growth trends and enrollment forecasts.
Develop attendance area boundaries that work to balance school capacities across all schools.
Minimize disruption and impacts to special programs or special populations (e.g., socio-economically impacted, English language learners, students receiving special education services).
Consider transportation impacts, make efforts to maximize proximity to home/walkability and safety, and work toward limiting the amount of time students are on a bus.
Viewing boundaries with an equity and demographic lens.
The purpose of the Baseline Report is to develop an understanding of the baseline conditions within the District and outline how that baseline will change under the new paradigm created by reconfiguring grade groups, converting Oliver Elementary School to a middle school, and balancing enrollment across the District. By balancing enrollment and reconfiguring grade groups, the District will be able to provide age-appropriate programming and ensure continuity with neighboring school districts so that every student has what they need to learn and thrive.
The baseline data assessment was performed in June and July 2021 as part of the second phase of the Boundary Review process. FLO gathered District datasets for review and analysis. These data included current enrollment and student residence, program locations, facility capacities and grade configurations, and socioeconomic indicators. Combining these datasets, they examined factors such as school capacity utilization, capture and transfer rates, and program transfer rates. FLO also conducted interviews with municipal and county planners to determine the potential future extent of residential development within the District.