Boundary Adjustment/Re-Districting Information
|Welcome to the District’s all-encompassing site for redistricting plan information. Redistricting is the process of changing school attendance boundaries within a school district. You will find links to important information, flyers and presentations regarding the 2017-18 GFPS redistricting process.
Our community graciously passed a $98.8 million bond levy that will pay for the renovations, upgrades, and remodeling of several school sites. It also includes the building of a replacement school for both Longfellow and Roosevelt Elementary School. With the building of the Roosevelt replacement school outside of its current boundaries, it is the optimal time to review and revise current elementary boundaries. This process will be facilitated by Cropper GIS. Cropper has extensive experience creating study teams for community-based projects. A redistricting study team will be developed to represent the entire community. This process will end with a recommendation plan to the Board of Trustees for their final approval.
|Cropper GIS has identified five phases of a community-driven redistricting process to begin in the fall of 2017 and to be completed by February 2018. These phases will include:
1. Data collection
2. Data analysis/ assimilation
3. Study Team application/selection process
4. Baseline attendance boundary proposal development
5. Study Team/school board/public meetings
On February 27, 2017, Cropper facilitated a board work session to develop a clear set of parameters that the studuy team and consultants can abide by when developing redistricting scenarios:
GFPS Redistricting Guiding Principles/Criteria:
Maximize safety of students by defining boundaries along major geographical features such as roads, rivers, and railroads. Try to minimize students’ crossing over major roads if possible.
Balance building utilization by reducing overcrowding in schools based on functional capacity.
Maximize transportation efficiency and walkability whenever possible.
Contiguous boundaries: Analyze ‘satellite’ boundaries for practicality.
Balance demographic diversity. Maximize the socio-economic diversity of schools with any redistricting change whenever possible.
Consider middle and high school placements.
Attempt to keep identifiable community entities intact (apartment and condominium complexes, trailer parks, subdivisions, MAFB. etc.)
Minimize the number of student moves, while considering redistricting goals.
Be proactive for future potential growth if all possible.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The redistricting process requires involvement from all stakeholders, including study team members, members from the general public, school administrators and the school board. As noted in the table below, the study team volunteers are not the only stakeholders in the redistricting study. The general public has an important role, as do the project consultants, the Superintendent, School Board and staff of GFPS.
|Outline of Stakeholder Responsibilities|
|Superintendent or Designee||