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|November 17, 2020 School Board Meeting and Organization/Oath of the Board|
Attendance Boundary Proposals for School Year 2021-2022
Information - 11/17/2020
Action - 12/15/2020
Public Hearing - 01/19/2021
Two potential attendance boundary changes are being considered for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
All affected families will be notified in November and a virtual community meeting will be held in early December. In addition, the public can directly contact the facilities planning staff using a dedicated email and phone number for attendance boundary questions and concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org and 321-735-9735). Information about the attendance boundary change maps and data, recommendations, and review process are available for review on the BPS website under the Attendance Boundaries webpage.
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 or a cafeteria expansion to accommodate the same number of students as the classroom capacity.
The public can directly contact the facilities planning staff using a dedicated email and phone number for attendance boundary questions and concerns (email@example.com and 321-735-9735). Information about the attendance boundary change maps and data, recommendations, and review process are available for review on the BPS website, under the Attendance Boundaries webpage.
Approve the attendance boundary proposals for School Year 2021-2022.
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|Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom|
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Legal Counsel Review
David Lindemann, Director - Planning and Project Management 633-1000, ext. 11463 or Karen Black, Manager - Facilities Planning & Intergovernmental Coordination 633-1000, ext. 11418
Maps and Data-School Year 2021-22 Attendance Boundary Changes.pdf
Quest to Viera Elementary- Letter to Area B.pdf
Pinewood to Mims-School Capacity Availability Determination Letter.pdf