Guiding Principles for Boundary Review
The 2017-2018 Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members established the following:
- Ensure Equity
We will plan boundaries that serve the good of the whole district, with equitable distribution of students and access to programs, in accordance with the HPS Equity Policy #0010. The determinants of equity are the social, economic, geographic, political, and physical environments and conditions in which people live. Full and equal access to the determinants of equity are necessary to have equity for all people regardless of race, class, gender, language spoken, and geography.
- Forecast for Future Needs
We will design school boundaries that allow for future growth and changes in population and land use, to the best of our ability with the information available to us now.
- Value Cohorts & Community Connections
As much as possible we will keep cohorts of students together and recognize family and community connections, municipal boundaries and possible impacts to after-school programming. We will retain high school service areas for the existing elementary schools, if possible, acknowledging that five middle schools will now feed into four high schools.
(In education, a “cohort” refers to a group of classmates. For the purpose of boundary review, a cohort is a group of classmates at one grade level in one elementary school.)
- Plan for Safety
We will prioritize student safety by drawing boundaries to minimize student crossing of major arterials and high traffic areas.
- Ensure Equity