Boundary Change Information

North Side Schools: April 15 & 19

⇒ Attend to learn, ask questions, and provide comments on the newly proposed SPS boundary changes:

North side schools include:

Elementary: Arlington, Audubon, Balboa, Bemiss, Browne, Cooper, Finch, Garfield, Holmes, Indian Trail, Lidgerwood, Linwood, Logan, Longfellow, Madison, Regal, Ridgeview, Stevens, Westview, Woodridge, Whitman & Willard

Middle Schools: Garry, Glover, Salk & Shaw

High School: North Central, Rogers & Shadle Park

NOTE: The district’s Option programs, such as Spokane Public Montessori, APPLE, The Community School, Spokane Language Immersion, and others, will not be affected by school boundary changes. Enrollment in Special Programs, such as MAP and Pratt Academy, will also remain unchanged.

South Side Schools: April 22 & 26

⇒ Attend to learn, ask questions, and provide comments on the newly proposed SPS boundary changes:

South side schools include:

Elementary: Adams, Franklin, Grant, Hamblen, Hutton, Jefferson, Lincoln Heights, Moran Prairie, Mullan Road, Roosevelt, Sheridan & Wilson

Middle Schools: Chase & Sacajawea

High Schools: Ferris & Lewis and Clark

NOTE: The district’s Option programs, such as Spokane Public Montessori, APPLE, The Community School, Spokane Language Immersion, and others, will not be affected by school boundary changes. Enrollment in Special Programs, such as MAP and Pratt Academy, will also remain unchanged.

  • With the addition of three new middle schools, school boundaries will need to be adjusted following the guidelines developed by a Boundary Study Committee and approved by the school board in the spring of 2019. 

    Community Forums

    • Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.
    • Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m
    • Thursday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Boundary Adjustment Committee Members

Northeast Area

  • Lacie Magin
  • Molly Merkle
  • Amber O’Conner
  • Lindsey Shaw

Northwest Area

  • Brent Christensen
  • Aaron Dingfield
  • Cassidy Doohan
  • Scott Harmon
  • Keith Reilly
  • Peter Richter
  • Julie Shepard
  • Rod Tamura
  • Brian Vandenburg
  • Amanda Young

Southeast Area

  • Kristin Day
  • Rob Dennie
  • Katrina Hawker
  • Bryan Schutz
  • Heather Stratton
  • Gary Teale

Southwest Area

  • Chris Barton
  • Alex Evans
  • Ginny Kleman
  • Kristin Markham
  • Kathleen Murray Lohrmeyer
  • Megan Read
  • Jamie Traeger

Staff Support: Committee Facilitators

  • Mark Anderson, Associate Superintendent, Capital Projects & Facility Services
  • Craig Numata, Director, Budget
  • Ryan Rowe, Supervisor, Fiscal Analysis & Data Reporting
  • Phil Crocker, Boundary Consultant
  • Harium-Martin Morris, Boundary Consultant

Principals/Assistant Principals: Elementary

  • Northwest: Kale Colyar, Woodridge Principal
  • Central: Steph Lundberg, Holmes Principal
  • South: Beth Nye, Adams Principal

Principals/Assistant Principals: Middle School

  • South: Jeremy Ochse, Sacajawea Principal
  • North: Matt McFarland, Salk Principal

Principals/Assistant Principals: High School

  • Central: Steve Fisk, North Central Principal
  • South: Theresa Meyer, Lewis & Clark Assistant Principal
  • Northeast: Joe Phipps, Rogers Assistant Principal
  • Northwest: Andre Wicks, Shadle Park Assistant Principal

Central Staff

  • Andee Atwood, Director, Accounting Services and Purchasing
  • Bybee, Heather, Chief Academic Officer
  • Greg Forsyth, Director of Capital Projects
  • Dani Galvez, Transportation
  • Sandra Jarrard, Communications Director
  • Shawn Jordan, Executive Director – Secondary Schools
  • Clint Price, Executive Director – Elementary Schools
  • Michael Warnecke, Transportation

Spokane Education Association

  • Corina Fletcher

School Board Representatives

  • Jerrall Haynes
  • Nikki Lockwood
  • Michael Wiser

As Needed

  • Cindy Coleman, Chief Financial and Business Services Officer
  • Adam Swinyard, Superintendent

Meeting Materials & Minutes

  • Schedule

    • March 20, 2019: Meeting with School Board to discuss the timeline and selection process for members of the Boundary Implementation Study Committee.
    • November 2019: Boundary Adjustment Committee members selected
    • January 2020-May 2021: Boundary Committee meetings
    • March 2021: Complete draft options for community input  
    • April 15, 19 & 22: Public Forums, 6:30-8 p.m. (Registration information to come.)
    • May 26: Board Work Session – Recommended boundary changes presented to School Board
    • June 2: School Board Public Hearing on recommended boundary changes, 6:30-8 p.m.
    • June 16: School Board Meeting – First reading of proposed boundary changes
    • June 23: School Board Meeting – Second reading and adoption of proposed boundary changes 

    Guidelines

    An Attendance Boundary Study Committee developed these guidelines to direct the efforts of district staff when attendance boundary changes are required by new school construction, school modernization or district growth and capacity challenges.

    • Communication & Process
      The implementation of the attendance boundary changes should be undertaken with high levels of communication and transparent processes to achieve the following outcomes.
      • Prioritize community engagement
      • Ensure a consistent and transparent process for parents and community members
      • Continue regular communication with the city and county planning departments
    • Diversity
      The district should consider cultural and socio-economic diversity within schools through attendance boundaries as well as program offerings.
    • Grandfathering
      (allowing students to finish prior enrollment pattern)
      Incorporate grandfathering as needed to transition students into neighborhood schools as attendance boundary changes are implemented.
    • Neighborhoods
      The district should continue its strong commitment to recognizing and supporting neighborhood communities by developing attendance boundaries that realize the following outcomes.
      • Support walkability and shorter drive/travel times
      • Recognize natural and artificial boundaries
      • Keep neighborhood cohorts together
    • School Quality
      Regardless of location and attendance boundaries, each school in the district should be a high-quality school offering attractive programming and supporting high student achievement.
    • Transportation
      Attendance boundary changes should focus on keeping transportation costs as low as possible.
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