2019-20 Boundary Adjustment Process






Background Information

In November 2016, the Sherwood School District passed a Capital Improvement Bond intended to fund a variety of projects throughout the District.  The largest of these projects is a new high school that will open in the fall of 2020. With the opening of the new high school location, the opportunity will arise for the transformation of several schools, to new levels, in order to offer the District additional capacity at all levels. The existing high school will become a middle school, and both Laurel Ridge Middle School and Sherwood Middle School will become elementary schools. While these transformations will increase capacity at the elementary level throughout the District, it will be necessary to conduct a boundary adjustment process to ensure that the capacity within each individual elementary school accounts for future growth within our district.

To ensure an effective elementary boundary adjustment process, an outside facilitator, Karina Ruiz, will assist the District.  Ongoing information about the process will be shared through this page and other communications.  Public feedback can be provided during two upcoming Open House Community Forums, as well as by email throughout the process at boundaryadjustment@sherwood.k12.or.us.


Boundary Adjustment Committee

After an open application acceptance period, Superintendent Heather Cordie and two members of the Board of Directors interviewed parent candidates that were selected and appointed to the eight member committee.  Two parent representatives were selected from each of the four elementary schools to serve on the committee. 

The Boundary Adjustment Committee has the responsibility of working with facilitator Karina Ruiz from August through January to consider guiding principles developed by the Board of Directors, followed by a recommendation of boundary adjustments to the Superintendent and Board.  The Board will make its final approval after careful review of the committee's recommendation, in January 2020, at the monthly School Board meeting.  


Boundary Adjustment Timeline

Any boundary adjustment changes established through this process will take effect starting in the 2020-21 school year, in alignment with the opening of our new elementary schools.  

Open House Community Forums will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 and Monday, December 16, 2019.  For Committee meeting dates, please see information below.  Boundary Adjustment Committee meetings are open to the public, however no public comment will be accepted at these meetings.



Boundary Adjustment Committee Meetings

August 27, 2019

September 16, 2019 

October 17, 2019

December 3, 2019

January 6, 2019


Updates and Additional Information


Boundary Adjustment Open House - November 4th

The Boundary Adjustment Committee hosted the first of their two Open House events on Monday, November 4th, 2019.  Materials from that event can be viewed below:

Presentation

Scenario A        Scenario B        Scenario C        Scenario D

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Boundary Adjustment Open House Events - Flyer