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  • 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 to be convened

    Dr. Steven Cook, Superintendent of Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, will appoint a boundary review committee to work with boundary consultant FLO Analytics to review data and consider options for revising school boundaries. The committee is scheduled to meet at least seven times, beginning December 3 and continuing into February.

    The committee will include administrator and parent representatives from each of our 11 elementary schools, our three middle schools, and Lake City and Coeur d'Alene high schools. It also will have members from the School Board's Long Range Planning Committee and SPARCC, the Suerintendent's Parent Advisory and Resource Community Council.


    Almost 2,000 family surveys submitted

    In September we contacted parents and guardians of currently enrolled students and invited them to complete a survey regarding the boundary revision process. The survey asked a number of questions intended to identify what our families value most about school attendance zones in our district. This feedback will inform the work of the boundary review committee that meets starting in early December.

    As the committee works to refine a proposal, district families and others will be invited to two community open house events, on January 21 and February 18. These will be the primary opportunities for public feedback on a draft proposal, before a final presentation to the Board of Trustees next March.

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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

    • Committee meetings

    January 2020

    • Committee meetings
    • First open house

    February

    • Committee meetings
    • Second open house

    March

    • Recommendation to Board of Trustees

    March-June

    • Implementation