This afternoon, the Oakland school district posted maps showing how it might redraw its boundaries for 2012-13, after five elementary schools close.
OUSD Spokesman Troy Flint is double-checking on this, but it appears that the remaining schools’ boundaries would only expand — not shift — under this plan. In other words, that the only residents who’d be redistricted would be those who live in the attendance areas of Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell Park and Santa Fe. I think. If it appears otherwise to you, let us know!
Lakeview and Lazear each have two scenarios for consideration. Marshall and Maxwell Park have three (including one for Maxwell Park that splits the current zone into seven pieces). Santa Fe has
just one three. You’ll find more detail below.
WHAT’S NEXT: The district is holding five community meetings, beginning Nov. 29, in each of the areas (see above link for dates and locations). It holds a public hearing Dec. 14, and is scheduled to make a decision on Jan. 11.
Here are the scenarios, with a list of all of the schools that would incorporate part of each existing attendance area:
Maxwell Park #1: Allendale, Burckhalter, Horace Mann, Laurel, Learning Without Limits/Global Family, Markham, (another school – name not visible)
Maxwell Park #2: Allendale, Burckhalter, Horace Mann, Laurel
Maxwell Park #3: Allendale, Burckhalter, Horace Mann, Laurel, Markham
What do you think of these scenarios? Do you favor one over another? Are there concerns you feel the school board should consider?