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December 14, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Attendance Boundary Change Proposals
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/16/2021
Action - 12/14/2021
Public Hearing - 01/18/2022
Consent Type
With Prior Information
Discussion

Four attendance boundary proposals were presented as an information agenda item at the November 16, 2021 School Board Meeting. 

  • Meadowlane Primary and Meadowlane Intermediate to Discovery Elementary School.
    • The intent of this proposal is to adjust attendance boundaries ahead of significant growth anticipated in the area south of U.S. Route 192 and west of Interstate 95. In this scenario, predominately vacant land would be redistricted prior to any development, minimizing the affects on existing students.
    • The public involvement process included:
      • Information, maps and data about the proposal were posted on the District's attendance boundary webpage.
      • The affected families were contacted by the Principals.
      • A letter to families affected by the proposed Meadowlanes to Discovery Elementary boundary change was mailed on November 19, 2021.
      • A community survey was posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A copy of the community survey comments and emails will be attached prior to the Board meeting as comments are still being accepted.
  • Apollo Elementary School to Imperial Estates Elementary School in SY 2023-2024.
    • Facilities and Elementary Leading and Learning are proposing to pilot a process that would  give parents advanced notice of a boundary change in School Year 23-24 and waive the ELO application fee for those families within the area to be rezoned that choose to ELO to Imperial Estates in School Year 22-23.
    • The public involvement process included:
      • Information, maps and data about the proposal were posted on the District's attendance boundary webpage.
      • A letter to families affected by the proposed Apollo to Imperial Estates Elementary boundary change was mailed on November 10, 2021.
      • A community survey was posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A virtual community meeting was held on December 2, 2021 on Zoom. A recording of the community meeting will be posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A copy of the community survey comments and emails will be attached prior to the Board meeting as comments are still being accepted.
  • Heritage High School to Bayside High School.
    • The intent of this proposal is to adjust boundaries to better balance enrollment between Heritage High School and Bayside High School in order to accommodate residential growth in the area.
    • The public involvement process included:
      • Information, maps and data about the proposal were posted on the District's attendance boundary webpage.
      •  A letter to families affected by the proposed Heritage High to Bayside High School boundary change was mailed on November 10, 2021.
      • A community survey was posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A virtual community meeting was held on November 29, 2021 on Zoom. A recording of the community meeting will be posted on the attendance boundary webpage. Three community members participated.
      • A copy of the community survey comments and emails will be attached prior to the Board meeting as comments are still being accepted.
    • As a result of the community feedback and input from the principals, the recommendation has been modified to implement the attendance boundary change in school year 23-24 to allow families more time to consider their educational options.
  • Satellite High School and DeLaura Middle School to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.
    • The intent of this proposal is to better balance enrollment and capacity between DeLaura Middle School/Satellite High School and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.  The public involvement process included:
      • District staff working closely with the Base Liaison.
      • Information, maps and data about the proposal were posted on the District's attendance boundary webpage.
      • A community survey was posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A virtual community meeting was held on December 9, 2021 on Zoom. A recording of the community meeting is posted on the attendance boundary webpage.
      • A copy of the community survey comments and emails through December 9, 2021 is attached prior to the Board meeting as comments are still being accepted..
    • As a result of meeting with Base leadership on November 23, the recommendation has been modified to implement the attendance boundary change in school year 23-24 and use the intervening time to address concerns regarding transportation. Families new to the Base will be encouraged to enroll their students in Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School. Transportation may be able to provide single-stop bus service to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School for SY 22-23. 
    • As a result of the community feedback and community input meeting, the recommendation has been modified to provide special consideration for secondary students of military families living at Patrick Space Force Base to remain at DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High School if they are attending one of those schools in SY 22-23.
Recommendation

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise a Public Hearing on January 18, 2022 to approve the following attendance boundary changes:

  • Meadowlane Primary and Meadowlane Intermediate to Discovery Elementary School for school year 2022-2023.
  • Apollo Elementary to Imperial Estates Elementary School for school year 2023-2024.
  • Heritage High School to Bayside High School for school year 2023-2024.
  • Satellitle High School and DeLaura Middle School to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School for school year 2023-2024.

Approve the following special considerations (action December 14, 2021):

  • Grant special consideration to waive the ELO application fee for those families affected by the Apollo Elementary to Imperial Estates Elementary boundary change that choose to ELO to Imperial Estates for school year 2022-2023.
  • Grant special consideration to rising 6th graders affected by the Apollo to Imperial Estates boundary change to attend their current school under an ELO process ($30 fee and no transportation) for school year 2023-2024.
  • Grant special consideration to waive the ELO application fee for those families affected by the Heritage High School to Bayside High School boundary change that choose to ELO to Bayside High School for school year 2022-2023.
  • Grant special consideration for any rising 11th and 12th grade students affected by the Heritage High School to Bayside High School boundary change to attend their current school under an ELO process ($30 fee and no transportation) for school year 2023-2024.
  • Existing Educational Program Option students affected by the Heritage High School to Bayside High School proposal may continue their existing program, regardless of grade level. 
  • Grant special consideration to waive the ELO application fee for those families affected by the DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High School to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School  boundary change that choose to ELO to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School for school year 2022-2023.
  • Grant special consideration for secondary students of military families living at Patrick Space Force Base during the 2022-2023 school year affected by the DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High School to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School boundary change to continue attending DeLaura Middle School and Satellite High School under an ELO process ($30 fee and no transportation). 
  • Existing Educational Program Option (EPO) students affected by the Satellite High School to Cocoa Beach Jr. Sr. High School proposal may continue their existing program. 
  • Approve, in concept, provision of bus service from a stop at the north end of Patrick Space Force Base to Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School for school year 2022-2023. 
Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000, Ext. 11446 or David Lindemann, AICP, Director of Planning and Project Management 633-1000, Ext. 11463
Attachments
Apollo to Imperial Estates.pdf
Apollo to Imperial Estates Public Comments.pdf
Meadowlanes to Discovery.pdf
Meadowlanes to Discovery Public Comments.pdf
Delaura Satellite to Cocoa Beach.pdf
DeLaura Satellite to Cocoa Beach Public Comments.pdf
Heritage to Bayside.pdf
Heritage to Bayside Public Comments.pdf
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