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January 19, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Attendance Boundary Proposals for School Year 2021-2022
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/17/2020
Action - 12/15/2020
Public Hearing - 01/19/2021
Consent Type
Discussion

Two attendance boundary proposals for School Year 2021-2022 were presented as an information agenda item at the November 17, 2020 Board Meeting. A virtual community meeting was held for the Quest to Viera Elementary proposal on December 2, 2020. At the December 15, 2020 School Board meeting, the Board voted to approve special considerations and to hold a public hearing regarding the attendance boundary proposals. 

The public hearing is being held to review and take action on the following proposals: 

Quest to Viera Elementary:

Last year, the attendance Boundary Change Team outlined two potential boundary areas for the new Viera Elementary School, referred to as “Area A” and “Area B”. “Area A” was approved to be the attendance boundary for the new elementary school at the public hearing on January 28, 2020. Area B was previously identified as a potential addition to the Viera Elementary School’s attendance boundary. In February, a letter was sent to the families within this area introducing the school and indicating they may be rezoned for the 2021-2022 school year. The area includes 127 students attending Quest Elementary, 80 attending Viera Elementary, and 162 students attending charter schools (Pinecrest and Viera Charter). The area also includes 46 students attending various other public schools.

The public involvement process included:

  • A second letter to families affected by the proposed Quest to Viera boundary change was sent in November.
  • A virtual community meeting was held on December 2, 2020 on Zoom. A recording of the community meeting will be posted on the attendance boundary webpage
  • A copy of emails received from the community is attached.

Pinewood to Mims Elementary:

The Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency provides the BPS facilities planning team a review of residential developments before they are approved by the County or various municipalities. A recent review of a proposed 440 home subdivision in the Mims area determined that 123 new elementary students would be generated from the new homes. This development is currently located in the Pinewood Elementary School attendance boundary but is adjacent to the border of the Mims Elementary School attendance boundary. The current and projected enrollment shows that the future students could be accommodated at Mims Elementary School, but there is not enough capacity at Pinewood Elementary School.

The proposed boundary change would not affect any students currently attending Pinewood Elementary School. One student that already attends Mims Elementary would be affected. The proposed area is closer in travel time and distance to Mims Elementary School than to Pinewood Elementary School.

Mims Elementary School has increased classroom capacity over the years by adding new classroom buildings, but no increases have been made to the original cafeteria. The facilities team is currently exploring options for a new cafeteria to accommodate the same number of students as the classroom capacity.

The public involvement process included:

  • Notification was sent to Brevard County Planning and Development Department with a map of the proposed change.
  • A letter was sent to the two families with students within the proposed area in November. Neither of these students currently attend Pinewood Elementary.

On December 15, 2020 the Board approved granting special consideration to any rising 6th graders affected by the Quest to Viera boundary change to attend their current school under an ELO process ($30 fee and no transportation).

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

Hold a public hearing and approve the following attendance boundary changes for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Quest to Viera Elementary School - Area B
  • Pinewood to Mims Elementary School

 

 

 

 

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
Maps and Data-School Year 2021-22 Attendance Boundary Changes.pdf
Community Meeting Comments and Emails.pdf
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