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Boundary Options Have Been Proposed and Will Be Discussed at Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm at Williamsburg

The school boundaries for Jamestown and nearby schools are currently being redesigned in anticipation of a new elementary school being opened on the Williamsburg campus in the fall of 2015.  Some of the neighborhoods that currently attend Jamestown will likely be moved to the new school, and it is unlikely that younger students in these neighborhoods or their siblings will be allowed to continue attending Jamestown once the new school opens.  (There may be some grandfathering, but grandfathering is not expected for all students who currently attend Jamestown.)

The community has proposed 18 options for redrawing the school boundaries, which you can view online.  The boundary options are based on planning units, which are subdivisions of each school district.  The majority of these options move all neighborhoods in the Jamestown school district that are west of Old Dominion (planning units 2209 through 2212) to the new school.  There are 3 options (#1, 10, 16) that also move the neighborhood between Williamsburg Blvd., Old Dominion, and Glebe Rd. (planning unit 22207) to the new school.  One option (#15) moves only the neighborhoods west of Old Dominion and north of Little Falls (planning units 2209 and 22010), and another option (#17) moves only the neighborhoods west of Old Dominion and north of 30th St. (planning units 2209 through 2210).  If you are uncertain about the planning unit in which you reside, please look at this map of the Jamestown school district.

These options will be evaluated in the next couple of months, and the School Board is expected to make a final decision this April so that families have time to plan for the changes that will take place.  If you have opinions about which options make most sense or concerns about specific options, it is very important that you express those views now before final decisions are made.  APS is holding several meetings in the next couple of months to evaluate options and hear feedback from the community with the next one being held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm at Williamsburg.  Our Executive Board and School Boundary Liaison would also like to know what you think so that we can express the views and concerns of our community to APS Staff and School Board members.  You may provide feedback to us by e-mailing feedback@jamestownpta.org or by coming to the next two PTA meetings (Tuesday, February 5 and Tuesday, March, 5 at 7:30 pm).