Jul 30, 2014

Should Pasadena Unified Change It's School Attendance Boundary Lines?

Community input is needed at Pasadena Unified Master Plan/Boundary Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday.

Should Pasadena Unified Change It's School Attendance Boundary Lines?

Members of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) community and residents of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre are invited to provide input on potential school attendance boundaries at the first meeting of the PUSD Board Master Plan/Boundary Subcommittee April 1 at 6 p.m. at the PUSD Education Center, 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Pasadena.

With an eye toward shifting residential demographics within PUSD and the lopsided distribution of students at district campuses, the PUSD Board of Education created a Master Plan/Boundary Subcommittee  to study possible school attendance boundary scenarios and other master planning issues for the district. The board subcommittee will be chaired by Dr. Mikala Rahn with Ms. Kimberly Kenne and Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy also serving on the committee.

This limited term subcommittee has been tasked with the following:

  • Examine feeder patterns and enrollment data, population data and school configurations.
  • Maximize school size/facilities, specialty programs and neighborhood capacity.
  • Examine where specialty programs are needed based on district value statements.
  • Examine strategies for increased enrollment at secondary level.
  • Focus on strategies for under-capacity, small schools.
  • Community outreach and public input on various boundary scenarios.

The committee will develop recommendations for the full board by September 2014 for school attendance boundaries starting in the 2015-16 school year.

Event: PUSD Master Plan/Boundary Subcommitee Meeting

Date/Time: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Location: Elbie J Hickambottom Board Room (Room 236), 351 South Hudson Avenue, Pasadena

—Pasadena Unified School District

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