• October 26, 2017 Meeting

    Posted by Michelle Mcdonald on 11/1/2017 11:00:00 AM

    The Boundary Committee met for their longest time yet on Oct. 26, 2017, to review and alter boundary scenarios that has been generated by the committee on Oct. 12.

    The room broke out into small working groups, with each working group making changes to existing proposed scenarios.

    Following that long period of group work, each group reported out on the scenarios they reached, using the software provided by our demographer to illustrate the scenario on maps and via spreadsheets to determine a balance of student populations between schools.

    The groups listed all of the “considerations” they had for each scenario and then determined how many scenarios they wanted to bring forward for the community input meetings on November 6 and 13. There will be three scenarios for "east" boundaries and "two" for the west.

    The committee discussed the format for the community input meeting, appointed speakers from the group to present the maps to the community and determined the protocol for community input, which will include a gallery walk of the presented map scenarios.

    Meetings will take place on Nov. 6 at Fallon Middle School at 6:30 p.m. and on Nov. 13 at the District Office Board Room at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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  • October 12, 2017 Meeting

    Posted by Michelle Mcdonald on 10/17/2017 12:00:00 PM

    The committee met again on Oct. 12, 2017 to review the scenarios and maps that had been created out of the small groups at the last meeting on September 21.

    Each small group explained how they arrived at their boundaries' map and the considerations that they used to draw those maps and then the entire group engaged in a "gallery walk", with all of the maps posted on the walls and committee members moving around the room to look more closely at the maps generated by all groups.

    Then the committee engaged in a dialouge with David Kaitz of Davis Demographics, who began making requested alterations to specific maps via computer program, so that the committee could take a look at changes in real time and ask questions about the implications of those changes on traffic patterns, school capacities and more.

    Committee members have been sent copies of a "base map" that was created during this editing process and projections from 2018-2023 to continue their work.

    The committee is scheduled to meet again on Oct. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. and will work on groups that will be culled to between one and three scenariors that will be presented to the community during upcoming input meetings.



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  • September 21, 2017 Meeting

    Posted by Michelle Mcdonald on 9/26/2017 4:00:00 PM

    The Boundary Committee met on Thursday, September 21 and began to work on boundaries scenarios under the guidance of our demographer from Davis Demographics.

    Individual committee members, who had taken demographic information home from the previous meeting, were encouraged to bring scenarios back to this meeting that could be presented to the committee and reviewed for viability.

    Following the review of committee-generated scenarios, the committee membes broke into small groups to create and review boundary scenarios using collective thinking and collaboration.

    Each of the smaller working groups will create a scenario that will be sent to the demographer for review at the Oct. 12 meeting.

    The demographer will review all of those small-group generated maps and be prepared to review and do a "gallery walk" at the next meeting.


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  • September 7, 2017 Meeting

    Posted by Michelle Mcdonald on 9/12/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Last Thursday's September 7 meeting was full of information for committee members, directly from the District's demographer, Davis Demographics.

    Demographer David Kaitz presented to the committee, the Seven Year Forecast for the Dublin Unified School District, using resident student projections and are based on Fall 2016 Student Data.

    The demographic presentation is linked here: Demographic Presentation 9.7.17

    Key components of the presentation included a demonstration of growth patterns across the District, the impact of the opening of Cottonwood Creek on student attendance numbers at the elementary and middle school levels, an clarification on how Developmental Kindergarten and Special Education students are factored into the capacity of a school site, and an examination of current boundaries.

    Committee members questions included inquiries about student generatation rates and how they are calculated and questions about student "residency", how open enrollment can impact numbers.

    The presentation ended with a sample scenario using the demographer's computer program, designing a set of boundaries both to accommodate the opening of Cottonwood Creek and the expanded capacity at Murray Elementary School and how it could impact current boundary areas. 

    The meeting ended with an agreement from the Committee about communication to the community, and a committment to post the Demographic Presentation. The committee also asked that the District's original demographic presentation be added to this communication as a point of reference for the community.

    It is linked here: DUSD Demographic Report, March 2017

    The demographer will participate remotely in the next meeting on September 21, as committee members begin to run boundaries' scenarios around Cottonwood Creek and Murray Elementary.

    Community members who have questions about the Boundaries Committee process may email communications@dublinusd.org and those questions will be appropriately forwarded for a response.


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  • July 27, 2017 Meeting - First Meeting

    Posted by Michelle Mcdonald on 7/28/2017 5:00:00 PM

    The 2017 Boundary Committee met for the first time at the District Office on Thursday evening.

    The meeting was an introductory session in which members got to know one another and made introductions to the group, received information from staff, including current boundaries maps, basic demographic data and discussed meeting norms, tasks and assumptions.

    Committee Chair Tess Johnson presented the group its charge, the tasks it needs to complete in order to make recommendations to the Board by November.

    Executive Director of Facilities Kim McNeely presented current boundaries maps for both the elementary and middle school levels to the group, and some preliminary demographic updates. The District demographer is scheduled to attend and be present at the August meeting and the group came up with initial questions and information that they would like the demographer to provide as they begin their work.

    District Public Information Officer Michelle McDonald closed the meeting by talking to the group about the ways in which they will communicate their work to the community, including regular post-meeting updates and a series of informational pages on the District website. There will also likely be email updates to the community, particularly when public input on boundaries decisions begin later in the process.

    It was a strong start for a diverse committee with much work to be done.

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