Attendance Area Process & Map
A working proposal for the 2020-2021 attendance area process and map was presented to the Oregon School Board on Monday, October 14 and was discussed again on Monday, October 28. There were also three parent listening seessions in early December to gather feedback on all working plan topics.
On Monday, December 16 the Board of Education approved the district attendance boundaries beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Below is the attendance area map and highlights of the K-6 school assignment process for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Each K-6 student would be assigned to a school based on home address location.
- There will be an exemption process available to families.
- There will be simplified transportation plan for each attendance area.
Attendance Boundary Task Force
As the Oregon School District prepares to build a fourth elementary school to accommodate significant student population growth, it is necessary to review school attendance areas.
In May 2019 a committee comprised of administrators, staff, community members of K-6 children, a bus driver, and a student representative was assembled to provide guidance on developing, evaluating, and presenting school attendance area options. The committee worked with MD Roffers Consulting, an expert in school population projections, to review research, discuss potential options, and present options for K-6 attendance area boundaries to the Oregon School Board.
The following criteria were developed by the committee to guide all work and decisions:
- Consistent with District Five Values;
- Students attend schools close to where they live;
- Reasonable boundaries within a flexible system;
- Transportation safety & efficiency; and
- Planning leads to logical subsequent transitions.