School Board to be Presented with Attendance Boundary Options
The Rochester School Board will be presented tonight with three options identified by a committee formed to come up with a plan for adjusting the school district’s attendance boundaries.
The first option only calls for revamping the lottery system used to select students from the waiting lists for the district’s existing “choice school” programs. Some of the proposed changes are designed to encourage more minority and low-income students to sign up to attend the choice schools.
The second option would add some relatively modest elementary school boundary shifts, most of which would impact Pinewood Elementary School because its enrollment is only a little over 70-percent of its capacity. The final option would also incorporate a “school within a school” choice program at Bamber Valley Elementary School that would offer the Core Knowledge Curriculum now in use at Washington Elementary.
The School Board is not expected to vote on which option it wishes to pursue until a future meeting, and whatever changes are approved won’t take effect until the fall of next year.