Boundary Change Information

  • 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 2018. We expect to hold several community meetings to gather input during the study process.

Boundary Adjustment Committee Members

Northeast Area

  • Kelsey Garcia
  • Belinda Jokinen
  • Lacie Magin
  • Molly Merkle
  • Tammy Mitchell
  • Amber O’Conner

Northwest Area

  • Brent Christensen
  • Aaron Dingfield
  • Cassidy Doohan
  • Scott Harmon
  • Keith Reilly
  • Shelsea Ribellia
  • Peter Richter
  • Cindy Riendeau
  • Julie Shepard
  • Rod Tamura
  • Amber Thompson
  • Brian Vandenburg
  • Amanda Young

Southeast Area

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

Southwest Area

  • Chris Barton
  • Jeff Frates
  • Ginny Kleman
  • Kristin Markham
  • Kathleen Murray Lohrmeyer
  • Megan Read
  • Jamie Traeger

Staff Support: Committee Facilitators

  • Mark Anderson, Associate Superintendent, Capital Projects & Facility Services
  • Phil Crocker, 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, Accounting (Title, LAP)
  • Brian Coddington, Community Relations
  • Dani Galvez, Transportation
  • Shawn Jordan, Secondary School Director
  • Jennifer Keck, Elementary School Director
  • Craig Numata, Student Enrollment/School Boundaries

Spokane Education Association

  • Corina Fletcher

As Needed

  • Greg Forsyth, Capital Projects
  • Linda McDermott, Support Services
  • Adam Swinyard, Teaching & Learning Services
  • Other Special Program Administrators
  • Planners City/County
  • 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-February 2021: Boundary Committee meetings
    • December 2020: Complete draft options for community input  
    • February-April 2021: Community engagement on boundary change scanarios
      ⇒ThoughtExchange community conversations and public forums held to reflect on committee recommendations
    • May 2021: Finalize recommendation to board
    • June 2021: School boundary changes adopted, including grandfathering considerations

    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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