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School Boundary Update

On Wednesday, February 27 APS Staff presented a recommendation and an alternative for school boundary changes that would take effect in 2015-2016 when a new school opens on the Williamsburg campus.  You may view the recommendation and alternative online by clicking on the links in the upper right corner of the More Seats website (http://www.apsva.us/moreseats).  Both the recommendation and alternative plan move all 4 Jamestown planning units west of Old Dominion (2209-2212) to the new school.  Taylor planning units 2302 (Bellevue Forest) and 2303 (the northeastern portion of 26th St.) are moved into the Jamestown school district in both plans.  The proposed boundary changes are expected to reduce Jamestown’s projected enrollment from  is 107.5% of capacity to 100.8% of capacity in 2015-2016 without considering the impact of grandfathering.  APS Staff also recommended that 5th graders and younger siblings who are concurrently enrolled in grades k-4 be allowed to remain at their current school with transportation for that school year only.

APS Staff listened to feedback from attendees and plans to develop a third alternative based on feedback at the meeting.  They will present these recommendations to the Superintendent who will in turn present his recommendation to the School Board later this month.  The School Board is expected to vote on a boundary changes in April.

You may provide feedback on the recommendations at the meeting with Noah Simon on March 5 at 6:45 pm, the March 5 PTA meeting at 7:30 pm, or via e-mail to feedback@jamestownpta.org.  The PTA leadership compiles feedback sent to the Feedback e-mail and passes it on to key players in the process.