Attendance Area Review 2018-20

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Secondary Attendance Area Review Process Begins

In preparation for the fall 2021 opening of a new high school in southeast Bend, a team of volunteers and Bend-La Pine Schools' staff will begin reviewing attendance areas for middle and high schools throughout the district this fall. The group will review current attendance areas for all secondary schools and will make suggested adjustments to balance enrollments and reduce overcrowding at some area schools. The group will host several public meetings during the process and is expected to make a recommendation for new attendance areas by spring 2020 to Superintendent Shay Mikalson.

This is Phase 2 for the attendance area review process, following the adoption of new attendance areas for elementary schools last spring.

Public Meetings Set

Community members are invited to attend one of six upcoming public meetings to review draft attendance area map options. These open house style events will take place at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, December 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Pilot Butte Middle School
  • Sky View Middle School

Thursday, December 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • High Desert Middle School
  • Pacific Crest Middle School

Monday, December 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Three Rivers School

In early December, map options and a survey will be available online. Map options will also be available for review at area schools.


Process and timeline

WHY:

Bend-La Pine Schools is opening two new schools: A 600-seat elementary school in north-central Bend will open in fall of 2019. A high school will open in southeast Bend in fall of 2021.

Attendance areas are being reviewed and adjusted to account for these new schools and to balance enrollment across all schools.


ABOUT THE COMMITTEE:

The Attendance Area Review Committee includes 27 members who are parents, community members, business leaders and staff.

PROCESS:

Elementary: New elementary school attendance areas are now in place and effective for the 2019-20 school year. Find your attendance area.

Middle and High: In the fall of 2019, the committee will begin to review middle and high school boundaries. The new boundaries will be implemented in the fall of 2021.


COMMITTEE'S CHARGE:

The committee’s primary charge is to balance enrollment across all neighborhood schools. For the process, the school board and the attendance area review committee have also established the following priorities:

  • Safe biking and walking routes to schools
  • Natural, geographic, physical, and traffic considerations related to car and bus travel
  • Socio-economic balance and demographic equity, including race
  • Family connections to neighborhood schools

Phase 1 - Elementary Process

Approved Elementary Attendance Area Map


Attendance Area Review Committee Proposed Map January 2019

Click on the map to zoom in or Download the Proposed Map as a PDF