MSDWT Board Approved School Attendance Boundaries – Beginning 2019-2020
On May 9, 2018, the MSDWT School Board approved attendance boundaries, to begin in 2019-2020, for the District’s eight elementary schools and three middle schools. Many families will be required to change schools beginning in 2019. During the 2018-2019 school year, the District and the schools’ administrations will provide more information, including opportunities for families to learn about their new schools.
Interactive Map and Tutorial
Families may access an online map indicating the elementary and middle school assigned to each District address (see below). Additionally, we have provided a brief video tutorial to assist you in navigating the online map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are several Questions and Answers that families may have regarding the new attendance boundaries:
Will some students be allowed to remain in their current school if their address assigns them to a different school?
Beginning in 2019-2020, all students will be assigned to the school that corresponds to the new attendance boundaries. Exceptions:
- A student currently attending a school due to a special program such as special education may be assigned to the current school in 2019-2020.
- Students may be able to attend the current school if the District has approved a new 2019-2020 Limited Choice application. All current Limited Choice families must reapply for the 2019-2020 school year (see below).
Will COMPASS students be required to change schools?
Beginning in 2019-2020, the COMPASS students will be assigned according to the locations below. If the school assigned to a COMPASS student’s address is a COMPASS location, the student will be required to attend that school. NOTE: District policy allows the administration to assign students to a school based on enrollment numbers. Refer to the COMPASS locations below:
- Fox Hill (Fox Hill, Spring Mill, Greenbriar, possibly some Nora students)
- Crooked Creek: (Crooked Creek, Willow Lake)
- Clearwater: (Clearwater, possibly some Nora students)
- Allisonville: (Allisonville)
Will the District continue the Limited Choice Program?
Yes. The District is maintaining the Limited Choice Program. The MSDWT School Board, at its May 9, 2018 meeting, adopted the following process with regard to Limited Choice:
- The 2019-2020 school year will be a baseline year; therefore, all families, when reviewing attendance boundary options, should assume that their children will be required to attend the school assigned to their home’s address;
- All families desiring Limited Choice to any of the District elementary or middle schools must apply or reapply for the 2019-2020 school year;
- No student will be assigned to their current school unless the Board approved attendance boundaries place the student’s address in that school or the student has been newly approved as a 2019-2020 Limited Choice student;
- Limited Choice applications will be available August of 2018;
- Staff members applying for Limited Choice for their children to attend the school of their employment will receive priority;
- If Limited Choice applications exceed the school’s capacity, approved requests will be determined by a random selection;
- Limited Choice applications randomly selected are not automatically approved. Approval is subject to District Policy, Guidelines, and procedures;
- The application process will be an online submission process (parents/guardians may be asked to submit some documents in paper form).
Will the District continue the Non-Resident Student Program?
Yes. The District is maintaining the Non-Resident Program. The program continues to require parents to provide an Intent to Continue as Non-Resident form or submit a new application annually.
The timeline for Non-Resident applications will remain the same as the District’s current timeline (October 15 – December 15).
If you have additional questions regarding the new attendance boundaries or any of the topics outlined above, please see your child’s principal.