• The Dublin Unified School District has formed a Boundary Committee for the purpose of developing recommendations for the Board on boundary changes to address growth in the district, a task scheduled to be completed by November 2017.

    The Committee will also work to help develop a communications plan to parents around any potential recommendations/changes.
     
    The District sent out a call for committee members in late spring and members were selected. A team of school site and district leaders participated in the selection process. The selection criteria for the committee, chaired by Tess Johnson, the District's Director of Student Services, included: 
     
    • Demographic diversity of committee members reflecting our district as a whole

    • Each school site represented

    • Involvement in school site events/leadership

    • Balance of perspectives (based on questionnaire completed by each individual who submitted their interest)

    Two Board Trustees - Amy Miller and Joe Giannini - are serving on the committee, but did not weigh in on the selections. We are grateful that we had so much interest, many more applicants than we had available space, yet we recognized the importance in ensuring the team is manageable and representative.

      
     
    Committee Charge
    The Boundary Committee's charge is:
    1. Develop recommendations on boundary changes to address growth in the district
    2. Develop a communications plan to parents: process, timeline, input sessions, recommendations 
    Committee Tasks
    1. Establishment of boundaries for Cottonwood Creek School, Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.
    2. A review and potential adjustment of the established boundaries for Fallon and Wells Middle Schools.
    3. A review and potential adjustment of the established boundaries for existing west schools, including Dublin Elementary, Frederiksen Elementary and Murray Elementary.
     
    Committee Assumptions for Phase I, Cottonwood Creek School Boundary 
    • Safety of students is essential
    • Siblings should be kept together whenever possible
    • Natural street boundaries should be used where possible
    • Driving distances should be a consideration where possible
    • Capacities should be reviewed with class size at contract limits (K-3 - 28)
    • A "Neighborhood School" concept should be a consideration where possible
    • Changes should be "grandfathered" where possible (Example: Green to Kolb decision)
    • Boundaries should be flexible with a focus on the next 5 years 
    Committee Assumptions for Phase II, Potential adjustment of the established boundaries for Fallon and Wells Middle Schools 
    • Safety of students is essential
    • Siblings should be kept together whenever possible
    • Natural street boundaries should be used where possible
    • Driving distances should be a consideration where possible
    • Capacities should be reviewed with class size at contract limits (K-3 - 28)
    • A "Neighborhood School" concept should be a consideration where possible
    • Changes should be "grandfathered" where possible (Example: Green to Kolb decision)
    • Boundaries should be flexible with a focus on the next 5 years
    Committee Assumptions for Phase III, Potential adjustment of the established boundaries for existing west schools 
    • Safety of students is essential
    • Siblings should be kept together whenever possible
    • Natural street boundaries should be used where possible
    • Driving distances should be a consideration where possible
    • Capacities should be reviewed with class size at contract limits (K-3 - 28)
    • A "Neighborhood School" concept should be a consideration where possible
    • Changes should be "grandfathered" where possible (Example: Green to Kolb decision)
    • Boundaries should be flexible with a focus on the next 5 years