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Middle School Attendance Boundary changes take effect fall 2018

The middle school attendance boundary recommendation was approved on September 7, 2017.  The boundary change will be implemented in the fall of 2018. All middle schools will be impacted by this change.

A map of the middle schools boundaries is available here.

As shared during a School Board Meeting on September 21, 2017, following the September 7, 2017 decision, the implementation process includes:

Students Previously Approved for Intra-District Transfers and Open Enrollment
Students in one of the four district middle schools previously accepted into the school through the Open Enrollment process or Intra-District Transfer (IDT) process may continue in the school. Per district policy, transportation will not be provided.

Continued Attendance through Intra-District Transfer Approval
Present 7th grade students requesting intra-district transfers (IDT) to remain at their current middle school for 8th grade (2018-19) will be automatically accepted. There will be no sibling preference for families of 8th grade students who choose to remain for their final middle school year. Per district policy, transportation will not be provided.

Approval of Intra-District Transfer Requests During the 2017-18 School Year
Sixth graders who attend their current 2017-18 attendance boundary school may apply for an IDT to remain at the school through their middle school years. Approvals will be based on space availability. Per district policy, transportation will not be provided.

Neighborhood Groups Impacted:

NG

Residential Developments

Current

Fall 2018

A2, A3

Afton portion of the district

CGMS

LMS

C1 - C8

All of Cottage Grove Elem. attendance area

CGMS

OMS

C22 - C23, C33 - C37

All of Armstrong Elem. attendance area

OMS

CGMS

W10

Powers Lake

LMS

WMS

W11

Dancing Waters, Powers Lake Overlook

LMS

WMS

W12

Dancing Waters, East of Settlers Ridge Parkway

LMS

WMS

W-23

Woodbury Crossing, Timberlake Estates II

LMS

WMS

W-25

Highland Heights (North of Cambridge Road), Highland Bay, Highland Blvd, Highland Ct.

LMS

WMS

W-27

Brighton's Landing

LMS

WMS

W29

Grand Reserve, Gables at Eagle Valley

LMS

WMS

W61, W63

Copper Ridge, Bridlewood Farms, Bailey Lake, Ashton Ridge, 21 Oaks, Salem Meadows, Erin Estates

WMS

LMS

W57, W58

Gensbach Addition, Rolling Acres, Orchard Ridge Estates, Wild Canyon Ridge, Wild Canyon Estates, Happy Trails, Rolling Acres, Orchard Ridge Estates

WMS

OMS

W60, W62, W64

Country Estates, Edgewood Estates, Autumn Ridge, Woodhaven, Woodbury Knolls, South Ridge, Compass Pointe, Pioneer Point, Summerlin, Fair Haven, Summerhill, Cardinol Crossing, Dale Bluffs

WMS

OMS

W65 - W68 Rural areas of Woodbury: East of Woodbury Drive and South of Bailey Road CGMS LMS

Questions about the boundary changes can be addressed to Student Information at 651-425-6218.


The results of the attendance boundary adjustments, as approved by the School Board are:

•  Rebalancing of enrollment across all four district middle schools.

•  Maintains contiguous geographic boundaries.

•  Provides for a safe and efficient transportation system.

•  Boundaries that will allow for growth from current and future residential development and will last for 6-10 years.

•  Moves the least number of students necessary to create lasting boundaries while moving the maximum number of students possible from elementary to middle and middle to high school as a cohort group.

•  An implementation process allowing for grandfathering and sibling preference.

•  Middle school boundary plans in which no school exceeds its functional capacity by more than a nominal amount in the first three years following implementation of the boundary plans.

•  The middle school Spanish Immersion program being located at Woodbury Middle School beginning in 2018-19.


The timeline for the process currently includes:

  • Aug. 3 - Final Recommendation presented to the School Board, District Service Center, 6:30 p.m. (Public input opportunity)

  • APPROVAL DATE CHANGED DUE TO THE NEED FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS TO BE PRESENT - TWO ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE AUG. 17 MEETING AND DUE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS DECISION, THE APPROVAL IS NOW SET FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 7 AT THE DISTRICT SERVICE CENTER IN COTTAGE GROVE AT 6:30 P.M.


The Task Force meeting notes will be posted following each of their meetings.

Meeting notes from April 18 Task Force Meeting.

Meeting notes from May 2 Task Force Meeting.

Meeting notes from May 16 Task Force Meeting.

Meeting notes from May 30 Task Force Meeting.

Meeting notes from July 24 Task Force Meeting. 

As the process unfolds, comments can be shared through “We’re Listening” on the district’s website. Please know that questions are not responded to directly.