Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/22/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 14.4 Boundary Modification for Bay Point Elementary Schools
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Northeast Area with Line.pdf
Delta View Boundary Change.pdf
Summary: In March 2012, the District facilitated a community meeting at Riverview Middle School to begin discussion related to master planning of the Northeast (Bay Point) area. As a result of this meeting, the community requested formation of an informal committee to review demographic data, enrollment projections and provide recommendations to the community.

As part of the process, Jack Schreder and Associates prepared an updated demographic analysis of the Northeast area to address changing demographics, including age based demographic shifts, economic factors, migration in and out of the community by various populations, birth rates and other demographic and land/facility use factors. This updated information was discussed by the committee on February 20, 2013. Based on committee discussion, it became obvious a reconsideration of existing boundaries was necessary to relieve overcrowding at Delta View Elementary School.

On March 13, 2013, the District again hosted a general meeting at Riverview, presented demographic data, and solicited community input on potential short-term solutions. As a result of this general meeting and community input, the Bay Point Committee again met March 27, 2013. The meeting was attended by nine parents, two community members, Principals of Delta View and Bel Air, the Office Manager of Delta View, a teacher from Bel Air and other District staff.

The projected enrollment for Delta View in 2013-2014 is 932 with a capacity of 829 (if no boundary change). The number of students in the affected area for the proposed boundary change is 306.

The following Committee recommendations from March 27, 2013 are provided for Board consideration:


1. Students in 3rd and 4th grades residing in the current affected Delta View attendance boundaries will be able to continue to attend Delta View for their 4th and 5th grade years, i.e. “grandfathered in.”
2. Siblings of these 3rd and 4th graders will also be able to continue to attend Delta View through 5th grade. The criterion does not apply to future siblings who are not of school age.
3. 2nd grade students residing in the current affected Delta View attendance boundaries interested in continuing in Delta View at 3rd grade will enter a lottery this spring. These students will be “grandfathered in” based on lottery priority and available space at Delta View. Siblings of these students will be accepted based on available openings at their grades.
4. The district will conduct an address verification process for all Delta View students.
5. The district transfer process will be made available to affected families during a three- week window after the boundary change is approved by the Board. Students assigned to Rio Vista and Bel Air will be able to apply for an NCLB transfer to a district identified “choice” school with transportation available.

For the 2013-2014 school year, the Delta View enrollment will include 626 students from the "new" Delta View boundaries and 40 current 4th grade and 42 current 3rd grade students "grandfathered in." Additionally, there are 52 siblings to be "grandfathered in." These bring the projected total enrollment to 760*.

*This number could be increased to accommodate current 2nd graders from the lottery list.
Funding: General Fund
Fiscal Impact Potential Transportation Savings
Recommendation: Information
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Tim Cody - Program Manager
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent