The Daviess County Public Schools Attendance Zone Committee has been working to develop recommendations for changes in attendance zones to address statistically supported concerns that several Daviess County schools are reaching enrollments that exceed ideal learning conditions, while others have space that must be efficiently utilized.
The Committee hosted three public “Listen and Learn” sessions in October 2014 and collected additional feedback from 438 respondents through an online survey. Those responses were given careful consideration and many ideas collected were used in the development of the plans.
After weeks of meetings and thorough consideration and presentation to the DCPS Board of Education, the Committee is now ready to present preliminary recommendations to the Daviess County Public Schools community for review, with an opportunity to ask questions and share comments, concerns and suggestions online or through another series of public meetings. Those meetings times and locations are:
ATTENDANCE ZONE FEEDBACK MEETINGS
6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 – Meadow Lands Elementary School
6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 – Deer Park Elementary School
6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 – Highland Elementary School
6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 – Sorgho Elementary School
6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 – Burns Elementary School
There are no changes proposed for the following school zones: Audubon Elementary School, Whitesville Elementary School, Burns Middle School, Apollo High School, and Daviess County High School.
Rezoning changes are recommended to take place with the 2015-16 school year.
Those who may be affected are asked to view the following page and click on the appropriate link for maps, statistics, and further information: http://www.daviesskyschools.org/districtNewsArticle.aspx?artID=31617#sthash.zBkjMwxy.b6UH1a8O.dpbs
Feedback may also be sent to [email protected]. To assist the Committee in responding to your concerns, please include your home address, grade level(s) and school(s) your children currently attend.
Once all school-level feedback has been collected, the Attendance Zone Committee will review and consider all these ideas and suggestions before presenting a plan to the Daviess County Board of Education for adoption.