Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/8/2011 - 6:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 7.4 Boundary Options for Holbrook Elementary School and Glenbrook Middle School
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Enclosure: Intradistrict Transfer Form
Power Point
File Attachment:
IntraDistrict Transfer Application - School Choice.pdf
Attendance boundaries for March 8.pdf
Summary: Attached is a Power Point with attendance boundary changes that were shared at the January 25th Board meeting. The Board will establish the new attendance boundaries for students currently at Holbrook and Glenbrook. If the Board adopts the attached boundaries students currently in the Glenbrook attendance areas 2 and 3 would attend El Dorado, and areas 1 and 4 would attend Valley View. Neither El Dorado or Valley View is in Program Improvement; therefore, students could not request a transfer under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This includes students living in the Glenbrook attendance areas that are currently on NCLB school of choice transfers. It is recommended that we allow these students to remain at their current middle schools; however, the District will no longer provide transportation. Currently, we provide three buses: one goes to Pleasant Hill, one goes to Pine Hollow and Diablo View, and one goes to Valley View and Sequoia. The students in the new El Dorado and Valley View attendance areas would be provided a 30 day window to submit a new Intradistrict Transfer Application (attached) to attend another middle school. Again, students currently on school of choice would not need to reapply.

Students in attendance area 5 who will attend Oak Grove can apply for a transfer under the No Child Left Behind school of choice process and we would provide transportation through Title I funds.

Holbrook students currently living in areas 1 and 4 would attend Sun Terrace and students living in areas 2 and 3 would attend Wren. If students wish to attend a different elementary school families will be provided the same 30 day Intradistrict Transfer Application window as mentioned above.

Transition meetings with Holbrook and Glenbrook families and representatives from their newly assigned schools will be scheduled once the Board approves new boundaries.

When the 30 day transfer window closes and we assign students to schools, we will have the data necessary to determine the following:

1. Reallocation of staffing.
2. Reallocation of Title I – III and EIA/LEP funds.
3. Reallocation of resources such as instructional materials, library materials, furniture, technology equipment, etc.
4. We will continue to work with Concord City personnel and Police personnel to work on traffic and safety issues.
5. Transportation -- At the February 22 Board meeting, information was shared that it would cost $21,500 to create a bus run from Glenbrook to either El Dorado or Valley View. The regional transportation staff is analyzing new bus routes based on the attached boundaries being adopted. Currently, there is no funding to start new bus routes; however, we will continue to work with them to analyze transportation needs throughout the district.
6. At the February 22 Board meeting it was indicated that School Improvement Grant funds would be lost for Glenbrook. We are still waiting for the California Department of Education to provide directions around transferring the after school program funding.

We are currently analyzing the best uses for the Glenbrook and Holbrook facilities. At this time, we do not recommend forming a 7-11 committee to consider selling either property.
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Vote on boundary options.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Cheryl Hansen Moved, Member Lynne Dennler seconded to approve the Original motion 'Presented as information.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 1 Nay: 3 Abstain: 1.
The motion Failed 1 - 3
Gary Eberhart     No
Linda Mayo     Abstain
Sherry Whitmarsh     No
Lynne Dennler     No
Cheryl Hansen     Yes

New Motion
Member Sherry Whitmarsh Moved, Member Lynne Dennler seconded to approve the New motion 'Motion to table until March 15, 2011.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 1.
The motion Carried 4 - 1
Gary Eberhart     Yes
Linda Mayo     No
Sherry Whitmarsh     Yes
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes