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Boundary Lines

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Process and Ramifications for East Fayette Families

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Boundary Lines

  1. 1. Boundary Lines The process and ramifications to East Fayette Families
  2. 2. The Dilemma 5 years ago - Booming housing market  2004 – BOE receives permission for 3 schools  (1 Middle school; 2 Elementary schools) Today – Slump in housing market (ATL metro)  Two new schools opening (1,200 new seats to fill) 
  3. 3. The Goal Goal – Balance all elementary schools so there is  room in each school so it can grow and not be overcrowded in 5 years Objectives  Leave capacity in schools with higher growth rates  Balance student populations  No building of another elementary school for several  years; maintain boundaries for at least 5 years. Disrupt as few students as possible 
  4. 4. The Process Data Driven Never done before in  Fayette County Use of Kelly Carey – 35  years, nationally recognized expert Projected 5 year outlook  Use of NPU –  Neighborhood Planning Units
  5. 5. The Committee/ The Work 28 representatives: 1 from each school   Nearly 1,000 man hours  Two alternatives Repurpose East Fayette Elementary – Open 2  schools (18 schools)  Open 2 schools (19 schools)
  6. 6. Alternative A (Repurpose EFES) Pros –  Save millions of dollars on overhead and  salaries with one less school.  It is believed by a majority of the committee that due to the housing market (and future trends) the NEED for a new school does not exist. EFES students benefit from attending new  school Con – Not the intention of the BOE when  asking voters for 2 new elementary schools
  7. 7. Alternative B (Add 2 New Schools) Pro – Lower student/teacher ratio on the  eastern side of the county.*  Con - * Capacity % very low in eastern county schools affecting “efficiency dollars” (see spreadsheet)
  8. 8. What’s Next? Work Session last night with BOE  Board members have MANY questions  Question viability of closing East Fayette since that was  not brought before the voters (2004). BOE and Advisory Committee to meet – Nov. 26  (instead of public forum) Public Forum – pushed back to Dec. 10  Have representative from opposing views within each  subdivision (3 min.) Include packet if more information is necessary. 
  9. 9. What’s Next? Where Does East Fayette Community  Stand? Poll to know what East Fayette parents desire?   Will parents be willing to speak at Dec. 10 forum? Final Thoughts  Have a positive attitude   Let the process work its course  Make the best of whatever happens

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