The restructuring of the elementary school boundaries has been in the works for almost two years. On March 18, 2018 the WGSD Board approved the hiring of a consulting firm to assist with this sensitive undertaking. You can view the agreement here.
More recently an advisory committee was selected. The following summary and original meeting dates is from the WGSD District letter dated Monday, September 23, 2019:
The Waterford Graded School District is forming an advisory committee to develop a recommendation for the Board of Education regarding elementary school boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. This work is in preparation for the District’s middle school facility project being completed at the beginning of the next school year. A representative group of elementary school parents, preschool parents, teachers, and district administrators will meet from October to January to develop a possible recommendation(s) for consideration by the Board of Education.
The focus of the committee will be to address the past and projected residential growth within the Waterford Graded School District boundaries and the need to maximize the equity and service of our elementary schools.
Desired outcomes of the process include:
Develop criteria for proposals Investigate current and projected enrollment
Investigate population growth and residential development
Review other data/information relevant to the committee’s recommendation(s)
Develop an elementary school boundary recommendation(s) for the school board’s
Meetings: 6:00-8:30 pm Place: TBD
Thursday, Oct. 17
Thursday, Nov. 14
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Monday, Jan. 6
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please let your building principal know by Monday, September 30. Each elementary school’s PTO president will be invited to participate or designate their representative. In addition, district officials are also asking for additional parent/guardian representatives from each elementary school (see below) representing various grade levels and residential neighborhoods. Participants are asked to commit to ALL of the scheduled meeting dates (see dates above) to support the continuity and the productivity of the committee.
3 Evergreen Elementary School
3 Woodfield Elementary School
3 Trailside Elementary School
Posted by Matt Kranich on 10/16/2019