The Edmond Board of Education has approved a redistricting plan recommended by a committee earlier this month with one small change. The change allows 34 students in an area in the far North part of the district (that last year was redistricted when Heritage Elementary opened) to remain at end Sequoyah Middle School and North High School.
The Board also approved several attendance exceptions (including sibling transfers) meant to diminish the impact on families.
A Realignment Committee of more than three dozen school staff members, parents and teachers representing high schools, middle schools and elementary schools crafted the boundary proposal. The Committee met three separate times. Click below to access the notes from those meetings.
Realignment Committee members studied data provided by Templeton Demographics of Southlake, Texas to assist them in making a recommended boundary proposal.
The recommended boundary proposal and the rationale behind it were made public during two forums Feb. 11 and Feb. 18.
Answers to Public Forum Questions
The district has been working with Templeton Demographics of Southlake, Texas since last fall. The company has provided guidance to more than 100 districts nationwide on redrawing school boundaries. Among the data that Templeton compiled is current and future neighborhood demographics, enrollment projections, and school capacities. Click on the links to see the Request for Proposal supplied by Templeton and approved by the Board of Education.
History of Realignment Process
It has been 18 years since Edmond Public Schools has undergone a a district-wide boundary realignment. Since 1994, the district has undergone nine different boundary adjustments due to the opening of new schools and student population shifts. During that time period the district has grown by nearly 8,000 students to become the third largest district in the state and the fastest growing district in central Oklahoma.
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