Elementary Redistricting Committee 2020-21

Welcome to the Elementary Redistricting Committee webpage. The Elementary Redistricting Committee was formed in August 2020, and was comprised of a group of parents and administrators from the community who volunteered to analyze elementary school boundaries, After months of meetings and gathering data, the Committee made its final presentation to the Board of Directors on February 11, 2021.

The Board charged the committee with the following tasks:

  • Develop options for the grade level configuration and redistricting of elementary (or K-6) students to be implemented at the start of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Evaluate those options based on impact on academic program, impact on students and families, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, impact on facilities (including the future use of Quakertown Elementary and the Sixth Grade Center), requirement for construction, renovations, or modular classrooms, impact on transportation, impact on personnel savings, and other criteria as the Committee deems appropriate.
  • Report its findings, decision matrix, and recommendations to the Board.

The Committee’s recommendations were:

  • Option A – keep all five elementary schools open as K-5 and redistrict students for equal distribution of students
  • Renovate Quakertown Elementary school
  • Complete a Full QCSD Facility Use Study
  • Review alternative options considered and discussed for future building use
  • Obtain a third-party Enrollment Study (voted on 4/29/21 and did not pass Board approval)
  • Utilize Forecast5 software to provide the community with live interactive online mapping of the district boundaries and school assignments (found here).

At the March 11, 2021, meeting, Mr. Schoch, COO, explained that proposals from D’Huy and the Schrader Group would be looked over to see if the recommendations made by the Committee to renovate Quakertown Elementary are feasible and would be further discussed in the Facilities and Finance meetings.

At the April 8, 2021, meeting, the Board of Directors voted for the 2021-22 school year to redistrict K-5 students evenly throughout the five district elementary schools, and the Sixth Grade Center would remain as a Sixth Grade Center.  The vote on renovating Quakertown Elementary has been tabled for further discussion.  

Information regarding the Committee's work can be found on the menu to the left on this page. If you would like to send a comment or question to the Committee, use this email address: [email protected]

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