Redistricting Information

Posted: 4/8/2021 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

 

April 8, 2021

Dear GJPS staff and families,

Over the past several months, we have been working to develop a redistricting plan that will allow us to utilize our new and much larger Lincoln Elementary, alleviate capacity concerns in buildings across the district and accommodate growth we are projecting in the near future. Making boundary changes for school assignments is challenging, but sometimes necessary, and we understand the outcome of our work may be difficult for some of our students and families.

It is important to know that much effort and consideration was given to identifying the best approach. A Superintendent’s Committee, made up of 13 community members, spent time examining our current attendance boundaries, enrollment projections and how elementary school student populations feed into middle schools. The committee worked closely with Cooperative Strategies, a national demographic planning firm for school districts, which provided the district with enrollment projections, planning units and GIS mapping tools to support this process.

The committee process offered extensive community engagement, including:

  • An initial community survey to gather feedback on priorities that should guide the process
  • A feedback survey related to five redistricting options with the opportunity to sign up for a live focus group
  • Two virtual focus groups with live Q & A sessions
  • A review of all data and community input gathered
  • A final recommendation to the Superintendent

We are grateful to our committee members who volunteered their time and energy and did so with a true focus on big-picture planning for our district. Superintendent Barrett reviewed the committee’s recommendation and the decision was announced during last night’s Board of Education meeting. You can view the presentation and supporting documents using the links below.

We will share additional communication on Monday, April 12 with families who are directly impacted by the redistricting plan.

GJPS Redistricting Plan Summary
GJPS Redistricting Presentation to the Board of Education
GJPS School Locator Link


Redistricting Information

Posted: 4/8/2021 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

 

April 8, 2021

Dear GJPS staff and families,

Over the past several months, we have been working to develop a redistricting plan that will allow us to utilize our new and much larger Lincoln Elementary, alleviate capacity concerns in buildings across the district and accommodate growth we are projecting in the near future. Making boundary changes for school assignments is challenging, but sometimes necessary, and we understand the outcome of our work may be difficult for some of our students and families.

It is important to know that much effort and consideration was given to identifying the best approach. A Superintendent’s Committee, made up of 13 community members, spent time examining our current attendance boundaries, enrollment projections and how elementary school student populations feed into middle schools. The committee worked closely with Cooperative Strategies, a national demographic planning firm for school districts, which provided the district with enrollment projections, planning units and GIS mapping tools to support this process.

The committee process offered extensive community engagement, including:

  • An initial community survey to gather feedback on priorities that should guide the process
  • A feedback survey related to five redistricting options with the opportunity to sign up for a live focus group
  • Two virtual focus groups with live Q & A sessions
  • A review of all data and community input gathered
  • A final recommendation to the Superintendent

We are grateful to our committee members who volunteered their time and energy and did so with a true focus on big-picture planning for our district. Superintendent Barrett reviewed the committee’s recommendation and the decision was announced during last night’s Board of Education meeting. You can view the presentation and supporting documents using the links below.

We will share additional communication on Monday, April 12 with families who are directly impacted by the redistricting plan.

GJPS Redistricting Plan Summary
GJPS Redistricting Presentation to the Board of Education
GJPS School Locator Link


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