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At last night’s Board of Education meeting, three important points were presented for discussion in regards to next steps towards completion of the Sylvania Schools redistricting process. The following points will be included as part of the final recommendation to the board in June 2017.
Keeping Boundary Lines as presented on May 8, 2017
Adjusting and Extending the Grandfathering Plan presented on May 8, 2017, for K-8 current feeder patterns. This would mean that kids currently enrolled in the district (and up until May 30, 2018) will have the opportunity to attend school(s) in their current feeder pattern through 8th grade if requested. No transportation will be provided to families who grandfather per this policy.
Work will begin next year on designing an Incremental Redistricting policy which will begin in the 2020-2021 school year and take place approximately every 2 years moving forward. This means redistricting will be studied and evaluated and could be implemented more often in order to adjust student enrollment from the west to the east as potential future growth takes shape. The intent is that similar grandfathering would take place in future scenarios as well.
The Sylvania Schools redistricting timeline for a final decision has been changed. On May 8, 2017, the Board of Education decided to take more time than originally planned in order to review information related to the redistricting process.
The Board of Education will have further discussion regarding redistricting at their May 22, 2017, meeting. A vote and final decision concerning redistricting are tentatively scheduled to occur at the June 12, 2017, Board of Education meeting.
On May 1, 2017, the Superintendent’s Task Force voted unanimously to recommend the Hybrid Option to the Sylvania Board of Education. On May 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., Sylvania School district leaders will be presenting their blended Hybrid Option as the official recommendation for redistricting to the Board of Education at their regularly scheduled work session. If approved by the Board of Education, this plan will take effect in the 2018-2019 school year. The Board of Education intends to make a final decision at their May 22, 2017, meeting.
Below are important highlights of the redistricting recommendation: