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  • Dec. 10: Special Board Meeting on Springboard Proposal

    Project consultant FLO Analytics will present the Board of Trustees revised options for a springboard proposal at a special board meeting on Tuesday, December 10, at 1 PM at Midtown Meeting Center. The springboard proposal selected by the Board will then give the Boundary Review Committee a jumping-off point for considering potential adjustments to the attendance zone map.

    The Board discussed initial springboard proposal options from FLO Analytics at a special board meeting on November 19, and requested revisions that include consideration of magnet school populations and overlay zones. Here's the video of that November 19 board meeting:

     

    Growth & Change

    This fall and winter, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will conduct a comprehensive review of all school attendance zones in our district.

    This system-wide boundary review will allow you to be informed and involved in shaping solutions to address the pressures of population growth, shifting demographics in our community, and equity in access to educational opportunity.

    Before next spring we will present proposed adjustments to our school attendance zones to the Board of Trustees. Any changes approved will take effect the following school year (2020-21).

    Why now?

    This is the right time to look at adjusting school boundaries.

    • Rapid growth continues to bring more students into our district.
    • Construction of new housing in some zones is putting stress on existing schools.
    • Many of our 17 schools are at or over capacity.
    • In the fall of 2020, we will open a new elementary school on Prairie Avenue. Establishing the attendance zone for this school will affect the zones of neighboring schools.

    How this will work

    Coeur d’Alene Public Schools has partnered with FLO Analytics, a regional consulting company that specializes in data-driven boundary review services. Together, we plan to analyze population forecasts, enrollment projections and land use trends over the next few months.

    We also need to hear from you. We will host community meetings and conduct surveys to ensure families are well informed throughout the process and have multiple opportunities to be engaged and involved.

    Our goal is to develop a comprehensive plan that promotes optimal learning environments and ensures equitable opportunities for every student we serve.

    Questions or comments?

    boundaries@cdaschools.org

  • Boundary Review Committee

    Dr. Steven Cook, Superintendent of Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, has appointed the following members to our Boundary Review Committee. The committee will work with consultant FLO Analytics to review data and consider options for revising school boundaries.

    Read the committee charge and guiding principles here.

    Here are the 38 members of the committee:

    Atlas Elementary: Principal Heather Somers, parent Rachel Grady

    Borah Elementary: Principal Kristina Davenport or Assistant Principal Aaron Peak, parent Aimee Moffatt

    Bryan Elementary: Principal Kristen Gorringe, parent Deb Nelson

    Dalton Elementary: Principal Jody Hiltenbrandt, parent Rose Backs

    Fernan STEM Academy: Principal Kathy Livingston, parent Tracy Shull

    Northwest Expedition Academy: Principal Bill Rutherford, parent Laura Nelson

    Hayden Meadows Elementary: Principal Lisa Pica, parent Carl Fulton

    Ramsey Magnet School: Principal Crystal Kubista, parent Kevin Mclleland

    Skyway Elementary: Principal Jennifer Peak, parent Chanda Walther

    Sorensen Magnet School: Principal Brett DePew, parent Danielle Quade

    Winton Elementary: Principal Eileen Blough, parent Jennifer Dawson

    Canfield Middle: Principal Nick Lilyquist, parent Lindsey Knoll

    Lakes Middle: Principal Trayce Hemenway, parent Amber Dirksen

    Woodland Middle: Principal Mike Lindquist, parent Tristan Hite

    Coeur d'Alene High: Principal Libbi Barrett, parent Rebecca Smith

    Lake City High: Principal Deanne Clifford, parent Constance Bond

    Long Range Planning Committee delegates: Sarah McCracken, Jodi Johnson, Lauren Gage

    SPARCC, the Suerintendent's Parent Advisory and Resource Community Council, delegates: Alethea Carpenter, Marie Nail

    Coeur d'Alene Education Association delegate: Karina Selby

  • What's Next

    Board of Trustees Special Meeting on springboard proposal: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1:00 PM, Midtown Meeting Center

    Boundary Review Committee meeting No. 2: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:00-8:00 PM, Midtown Meeting Center. Here's the agenda for this meeting.

    Let's hear from you

    Have a question or comment about the Boundary Revision process? You can contact us here. (Please be aware that your emails, including accompanying contact information, become part of the District's public records.)

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  • Timeline


    September

    • Community surveys
    • Demographic and land use analysis

    October

    • School capacities confirmed
    • Draft enrollment forecast

    November

    • Community survey insights
    • Enrollment forecast review
    • Complete selection of boundary review committee
    • Review springboard proposal
    • Prepare for committee meetings

    December

    • Dec. 3, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 1, Midtown Meeting Center
    • Dec. 10, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 2, Midtown Meeting Center

    January 2020

    • Jan. 7, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 3, Midtown Meeting Center
    • Jan. 14, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 4, Midtown Meeting Center
    • Jan. 21, 6-8 PM, COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 1, Coeur d'Alene High School commons

    February

    • Feb. 4, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 5, Midtown Meeting Center
    • Feb. 11, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 6, Midtown Meeting Center
    • Feb. 18, 6-8 PM, COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 2, Lake City High School commons
    • Feb. 25, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 7, Midtown Meeting Center

    March

    • March 18 (TENTATIVE), final presentation to Board of Trustees

    March-June

    • Implementation