Redistricting Plan

Find Out More About Redistricting Here
This is the image for the news article titled Find Out More About Redistricting HereIn preparation for the opening of Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year, and in order to balance our very different high school enrollments, we will be redistricting all of our attendance boundaries, from elementary through high school.

The Board approved redistricting criteria and a timeline for the process on June 21. We will provide several opportunities for the public to participate in the process and provide feedback before the Board finalizes the new attendance areas.

We received feedback from parents and staff that they needed to know the new boundaries before February in order to be able to plan for next year. This is why the timeline calls for the Board to make this decision in December.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why does Park Hill need to redistrict all of its schools?
Answer: In preparation for the opening of Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year, and in order to balance our very different high school enrollments, we will be redistricting all of our attendance boundaries, from elementary through high school.

Q: I heard the new school boundaries are already finalized, and you're going to do _____________. Is that true?
A: No. We have not made any decisions yet, and the process has not started. Our Board is scheduled to vote on the new boundaries on Dec. 13. 

Q: How do I let the district know what I think?
A: You can share input both online and during two meetings for public input. Check back here for more information. You also can apply to serve on the redistricting committee that will submit a recommendation to the Board.

Q: What is the deadline to apply for the redistricting committe?
A: July 20.

TIMELINE

June 2018
    June 7
  • Board meeting: Board considers proposed redistricting process, including the criteria, committee formation and timeline

    June 21
  • Board meeting: Board votes on redistricting process

    June 22
  • Redistricting committee member application opens. Apply for the committee
July 2018 August 2018
    Aug. 9
  • Board meeting: Board approves redistricting committee members

    Aug. 13
  • Redistricting committee meets

    Aug. 27
  • Redistricting committee meets
September 2018
    Sept. 10
  • Redistricting committee meets

    Sept. 26
  • Information at high school parent-teacher conferences
  • Redistricting committee meets
October 2018
    Oct. 10
  • Redistricting committee meets

    Oct. 22
  • Redistricting committee meets

    Oct. 24
  • Information at elementary school and middle school parent-teacher conferences
November 2018
    Nov. 8 
  • Board meeting: Board considers redistricting scenarios and receives update

    Nov. 14 
  • Redistricting committee meets
  • Public has opportunities to share feedback (check back here soon for more information)

    Nov. 29
  • Redistricting committee meets
  • Public has opportunities to share feedback (check back here for more information)
December 2018
    Dec. 5
  • Redistricting committee meets

    Dec. 13
  • Board meeting: Board receives recommendation for new school boundaries, which will take effect in the 2019-2020 school year

Redistricting Criteria

Enrollment Balance
  • Goal: Balance enrollment among all schools at each level (elementary, middle and high)

  • Measure: Weighted enrollment counts, students per square foot standards

  • Priority/Weight: High

  • Considerations: Special programming, projecting future growth

Transportation Distance and Safety
  • Goal: Organize students in attendance boundaries to minimize transportation distance and prioritize students' safety and health

  • Measure: Average bus route distance per student

  • Priority/Weight: Medium
Maintain Subdivisions
  • Goal: Structure boundaries to maintain district subdivisions within one school attendance boundary at each level

  • Measure: Intact subdivision counts

  • Priority/Weight: Medium
Socio-Economic Balance
  • Goal: Have a socio-economic balance for all school attendance areas at each level (elementary, middle and high) that is representative of the entire community

  • Measure: Free and reduced percentages by attendance area

  • Priority/Weight: Medium

  • Considerations: Defined ranges for optimal, adequate, acceptable and undesirable targets
Minimal Attendance Area Changes
  • Goal: Minimize the number of students that change schools

  • Measure: Number of students changing schools within grade levels

  • Priority/Weight: Low

2018-2019 Redistricting Committee

Selection Process
Interested patrons can apply to serve on the committee. Board President Bart Klein and Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd will select applicants. 

Committee Members

Group   Count
Representatives
Committee Chair   One   Dr. Paul Kelly, assistant superintendent for business and technology
Patrons   20  
Representatives from:
  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools
Principals   20  

Administrators from:

  • Early education center
  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools
District administrators   Two  
  • Dr. Mike Kimbrel, executive director for quality and evaluation

  • Jim Rich, director of operations

Resource (ex-officio)
  • Dr. Jasmine Briedwell, director of elementary education
  • Dr. Jaime Dial, director of secondary education
  • David Dinges, branch manager at First Student
  • Nicole Kirby, director of communications
  • Demographic consultant