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.
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.
Thursday, December 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, December 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
In early December, map options and a survey will be available online. Map options will also be available for review at area schools.
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.
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.
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:
Click on the map to zoom in or Download the Proposed Map as a PDF