District Seeks Community Input on School Boundary Changes
Yelm Community Schools is facing an immediate need to redraw school attendance boundaries for the 2015-16 school year to alleviate unbalanced overcrowding in our elementary schools.
One of the implications of not passing the recent school construction bond is we are now forced to make changes to our school attendance areas to help equalize enrollment across the district. The goal is to most efficiently use current school buildings to house our growing enrollment. These changes will affect elementary and middle school boundaries.
A Boundary Committee has met with Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc. to develop a proposal for boundary changes. Factors considered included the current population of each area, the projected growth, and transportation efficiency while trying to keep neighborhoods in the same school.
The district has scheduled two public forums to explain the committee’s proposal and gather additional input and comments from the public before presenting a final proposal to the school board. Comment forms and an online survey will be available for the public to make written comments that will be reviewed by the committee before making its final recommendation.
If you would like more information, have questions, or would like to make a comment, please consider attending one of the forums.
School Boundary Forums
Location: District Office Board Room, 107 1st Street North, Yelm
* Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
* Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Public Comments survey will open March 25 and close April 15.