Boundary maps available at Wichita school buildings

11/21/2011 12:00 AM

08/05/2014 5:34 PM

Wichita families and community members who would like a closer look at proposed new elementary school attendance boundaries can see the color-coded map at school buildings beginning today.

Consultants presented the first-draft proposal for elementary school boundaries to an advisory group earlier this week.

The plan would close five elementary schools, expand eight schools and shift where many Wichita students go to school.

District officials said they are delivering copies of the 42-inch-by-42-inch color map to every school building today. The maps also will be available in the entry areas of the Alvin Morris Administrative Center, 201 N. Water; the Joyce Focht Instructional Support Center, 412 S. Main; and the School Service Center, 3850 N. Hydraulic.

The district hasn’t tackled a boundary change of this magnitude since 1978, when Northwest High School opened. Five new schools are scheduled to open next fall, including a new high school in the northeast area of the district. New boundaries are intended to address overcrowding at some schools.

The district is on a tight timetable. Superintendent John Allison hopes to have a final proposal to the school board by late February, so that families attending the Choices Fair on March 1 can know what the new boundaries and school options will be.

The map showing proposed elementary school boundaries is available online at the district’s website. If you have any questions or feedback, send e-mails to boundary@usd259.net.

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