Cd’A schools review boundaries today

Print Article

  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Crews work on the new K-5 elementary school under construction Monday at 2008 Prairie Avenue. The 53,355-square-foot school will be the home of Northwest Expedition Academy starting in September 2020. Ginno Construction is the general contractor.

  • 1

    Maben

  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Crews work on the new K-5 elementary school under construction Monday at 2008 Prairie Avenue. The 53,355-square-foot school will be the home of Northwest Expedition Academy starting in September 2020. Ginno Construction is the general contractor.

  • 1

    Maben

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees will hold a special workshop meeting at 2:30 p.m. today in the Midtown Meeting Center.

The workshop will give the district's boundary review committee a place to begin as it considers what changes will need to be made to attendance zones for growth and safety as North Idaho's population expands and increasing pressure is put on schools that are already full or over capacity.

Flo Analytics, the Portland-based company conducting the zone change review, will present and discuss "springboard" options.

"This will provide the committee a jumping-off point for considering potential adjustments to school attendance zones," Coeur d'Alene Public Schools director of communications Scott Maben said Monday. "We expect the springboard proposal to evolve into something quite different over the next few months. Using the consultant’s tools and mapping software, the review committee will analyze data, explore scenarios and consider community feedback from open house meetings this winter."

The boundary review committee comprises nearly 40 members — administrators and parents from each school that could be impacted by changes (Venture High is the exception as it will not be affected by zoning changes); members of the school district's long-range planning committee; and members of the superintendent advisory committee.

A zoning process survey was sent to Coeur d'Alene families at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. More than 1,700 responses were returned: 321 from parents and guardians of high-schoolers, 456 from parents and guardians of middle-schoolers and 967 from parents and guardians of elementary students.

More than 93 percent of those surveyed said they are aware of the challenge of overcrowding in the district. Just under three quarters of the participants were aware of the challenges with imbalanced student enrollment and the district's plans to change school boundaries. Visit www.cdaschools.org and click on "boundary review" to view the survey results and comments from participants.

"It’s clear that people do care about this," Maben said in a Press article last month. "That (number of responses) is probably close to one third of the households representing our students."

The community is invited to attend today’s workshop, although it will not be a meeting to submit public comment. Two open houses for gathering public comment about the boundary review will be held in January and February. Anyone with questions or comments is welcome to contact the boundary committee by emailing boundaries@cdaschools.org at any time.

The Midtown Meeting Center is at 1505 N. Fifth St. in Coeur d'Alene.

Print Article

Read More Local News

With nowhere to go, drivers slept in cars

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press MULLAN — It was kind of like an airport on Thanksgiving weekend. Drivers had a long and uncomfortable layover east of Wallace on Interstate 90 Thursday night after a semi-truck lost a heavy load tha...

Comments

Read More

Bail reduced for PF shooter

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press When Keven Custer isn’t behind bars, he’s doing drugs and menacing others. That was the argument of a prosecutor this week who attempted to stymie a bail reduction motion for Custer, who is in the K...

Comments

Read More

‘Cancourse’ could emerge as new Coeur d’Alene park

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — Kootenai County landowner Jason Evans and the city of Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation Department created a memorandum of understanding this week, breaking trail for Evans’ property...

Comments

Read More

Faithful Observations Rock, money and the Bible

December 07, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11 ••• Richard Rock spoke a few weeks ago at...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2019 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X