The Boundary Committee has completed its work on a K-6 Boundary Proposal for the Board of Education.
The Boundary Committee met twice in October to review public comments and updated enrollment numbers in relation to the two draft scenarios the Committee had developed for the 2017-18 school year to accommodate two new schools and the shift to K-6 elementary buildings. The Committee collectively decided to move ahead with one draft boundary scenario and made modifications based on both public feedback and the latest enrollment data. The Boundary Proposal can be viewed online at http://wentzville.k12.mo.us/lo
We want to point out that significant changes have been made since the two draft scenarios were shared with the public in September. Those modifications were made based on stakeholder feedback and updated enrollment numbers. Committee members were very thoughtful when making those decisions and when neighborhoods needed to be shifted, every effort was made to do that purposefully and to not move students from their current school to a school that would then be overpopulated. Significant differences from the September draft scenarios include: Bear Creek will stay at Heritage; East and West Hampton Woods will move to Boone Trail; Hidden Valley will move to Heritage; Manors of GlenBrook will stay at Prairie View. These are not all of the changes, so please utilize the online tool to confirm which school your neighborhood will attend.
The online forum is also available for the public to weigh in and leave comments through December 1st. Stakeholders are always welcome to email WSD administrators and Board of Education members directly or speak during Open Forum at the next regular Board of Education meeting on November 17, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. The Boundary recommendation will be made to the Board of Education at the December 15th meeting.
A special thank you to each of the Boundary Committee members who worked countless hours since March drafting this Boundary Proposal and communicating with stakeholders. They did an exceptional job and we appreciate their time and talent in this important endeavor. Everyone involved in the process understands this is a very personal and significant change for some WSD families. We respect that, and we are confident that our caring staff will ensure a smooth transition for affected students and their families. “Each WSD school is exceptional,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “At the end of the day, all WSD students will be in a school where the bar is set high and where our phenomenal educators will ensure every child has the tools they need to be successful.”
WSD Community Relations