District to Review Attendance Boundaries
This year, the West Des Moines Community Schools will study trends in student enrollment and review the location of school boundaries.
In July, the Board of Education approved a contract with RSP & Associates, a firm that specializes in enrollment analysis and forecasting. RSP is currently compiling data and completing an enrollment report.
The district will use this information in its review of the attendance boundaries of each elementary and junior high school. We are doing this work because some of our schools have growing student enrollment, causing more students to be placed at buildings other than their neighborhood school in order to keep class sizes at 26 to 28 students. In addition, boundary adjustments are needed due to the recent closure of Phenix Early Childhood Center.
The boundary study will take place this fall and involve parents, teachers and administrators from each elementary and junior high school.
To stay informed about the boundary study, watch for information and updates:
- in your email inbox,
- in the district’s newsletter the Informaline,
- at parent meetings,
- on the district’s website,
- on the district’s Facebook page and
- on Twitter.
For questions, please contact the School/Community Relations Office at 633-5023.