Board Approves Redistricting

Nov. 18, 2020
 
Dear Families, 
 
The Pine-Richland School Board approved Scenario B redistricting option during the Pine-Richland School Board Combined Meeting on Nov. 16, 2020. Scenario B considers all decision-making criteria and allows for the most confidence in the educational programming and accommodations of projected sections within each school. To review the decision-making criteria refer to the presentation that was shared on November 4, 2020, at the virtual town hall meeting.
 
Both scenarios were upheld against the same criteria with “program delivery optimization” as the deciding factor for the recommendation. Scenario B allows each school to “fit” the peak year of enrollment within the buildings with the most confidence by section size and overall student population, allowing for some growth and flexibility. Scenario B allows two sections’ variance at Wexford Elementary in comparison to the peak enrollment if evenly distributed. As you will recall, Scenario B highlights include:
 
  • Northwestern Region remains Wexford Zone
  • Grandview is “reunified” and becomes Hance (Prior Richland/Hance Split)
  • Richland/Hance boundary is smoothed
  • Wexford/Hance Boundary shifts West
Community updates have been shared via district eBlasts and will continue throughout the planning and implementation phases of this key strategic initiative, with the focus shifting to logistical work and the supportive transition of impacted students, families, and staff to their new building.  All communications, podcasts, presentations are available on the district's dedicated webpage.
 
We are fortunate to live in this dynamic community and to offer an excellent education to our students at all three of our primary buildings. The education programs, supports, curricular and technological resources, and curriculum are the same across our buildings. We take great pride in the alignment and consistency of these buildings thanks to the work of our principals and Academic Leadership Council members, who facilitate each grade level and department. We look forward to supporting our students, families, and staff transitioning to a new building as a result of this process and will do everything in our power to foster connections and relationships with the staff and peers in the new setting throughout the transition, prior to the 2021-2022 school year.
 
Again, we appreciate your engagement in this process.
 
With Gratitude,
Kristen M. Justus, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Curriculum