The Attendance Area Review Committee recommended the following proposed map and summary to Superintendent Shay Mikalson for his review on Jan. 15. Mikalson is expected to make a final decision about attendance areas by Jan. 29.
After holding a series of public forums and reviewing feedback from over 500 survey respondents, the Attendance Area Review Committee used the Scenario Two map as its starting point, making a few modifications. The recommended map moves fewer students than those shown in Scenarios One and Three.
Click on the map to zoom in or Download the Proposed Map as a PDF
The committee will recommend that current fourth-graders affected by attendance area changes will be “grandfathered”: that is, they will be allowed to remain in the schools they now attend without having to make area change requests. Transportation to and from school will be the responsibility of the family when the “grandfather” option is chosen.
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: The committee members are reviewing and adjusting elementary school boundaries, with plans to make recommendations to the Superintendent in January of 2019. These boundaries will be implemented in the fall of 2019.
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.
Three proposed scenarios:
These three scenarios were created by the committee members and presented to the community during public meetings and via an online survey.