Elementary Reconfiguration Town Hall

Elementary Reconfiguration Town Hall
Posted on 11/02/2018

On Thursday, November 15, the Board of Education will hold a community Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Eugene Field gymnasium on the topic of elementary reconfiguration.

The purpose of this Town Hall is to continue to gather feedback from our parents and community, as well as offer face-to-face conversations between the school and community. 

The goal of the Town Hall meeting is to create a collaborative dialogue where attendees have an opportunity to communicate with one another, not a monologue where one person is talking. A short presentation will be offered by district superintendent Dr. Templeton followed by table talk centered on three rounds of questions to gain insight from patrons.

Round 1: The board is considering elementary reconfiguration to one PreK-K building at McMillan and two, grade 1-5 buildings housed at Eugene Field and Hawthorne. What do you see being “pros” of this proposal? What do you see being the challenges?

Round 2: The board is considering expanding the early childhood program. This may include accepting three-year olds. Last year's PreK waitlist included 30 students. What are your thoughts on expanding the early childhood program at McMillan? What do you see as challenges?

Round 3: Boundary maps are available at your tables with current transportation student numbers. What solutions would you suggest to create equitable enrollment for two, grade 1-5 buildings? What do you foresee as challenges?

Your feedback is appreciated. You are encouraged to invite friends, share the social media posts, and RSVP to the district Facebook event. Thank you for your active participation as the district continues to gather research about possible elementary configuration. 

A board work session will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. The regular monthly Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.