Current Project: Western Feeder Pattern Elementary Schools

Redistricting Decision

On March 14, 2013, the School Board made the following decision regarding redistricting students at Meriwether Lewis Elementary:

The School Board will take no current action to redistrict students at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School.

Synopsis

According to a July report by the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee, the four elementary schools in the Western Feeder Pattern, including Brownsville, Crozet, Meriwether Lewis and Murray, are at 90 percent capacity and are located in a county-designated growth area, so enrollments are expected to approach and possibly exceed available classroom seats over the next few years.

At their September 23, 2012 meeting, the School Board directed Superintendent Pam Moran to appoint a Redistricting Advisory Committee to address capacity issues at multiple county elementary schools. The Western Feeder Pattern Redistricting Advisory Subcommittee will consider reassignment of students within the Western Feeder Pattern and possible additions to existing schools.

Subcommittee Membership

The Western Feeder Pattern Subcommittee  includes members from the four Western Feeder Pattern elementary school communities (Brownsville, Crozet, Meriwether Lewis and Murray), plus the Red Hill Elementary School community in the Southern Feeder Pattern. Red Hill is a possible destination for some Western Feeder Pattern students. The subcommittee also includes a Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee representative and an Equity and Diversity representative.

Subcommittee members include:

  • Kelly Gobble, parent, Brownsville Elementary
  • Gavin MacCleery, parent, Brownsville Elementary
  • Jeffrey House, parent, Crozet Elementary
  • Craig Lindqvist, parent, Crozet Elementary
  • Holly Bittle, parent, Meriwether Lewis Elementary
  • James Younger, parent, Meriwether Lewis Elementary
  • Kate Bakich, parent, Murray Elementary
  • Mary Margaret Frank, parent, Murray Elementary
  • Patrick Barnett, parent, Red Hill Elementary
  • Keith Hammon, At-Large Appointee
  • Tiffany Barber, Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee representative
  • Andrea Roberts, Superintendent's Appointee

The committee is supported by the following staff members:

  • Josh Davis, Primary Facilitator
  • Matt Haas, Chair, Western Feeder Pattern Subcommittee
  • Joe Letteri & Rosalyn Schmitt, Building Services
  • James Foley & Renee DeVall, Transportation
  • Jennifer Albert Butler, Anne Breeden & Vinessa Polender, Central Office Support

General Timeline

September 13, 2012 ​Applications due to the Clerk of the Board by 12 Noon
September 24, 2012​ ​Redistricting Advisory Committee members announced
​October 2, 2012 ​First meeting of the Redistricting Advisory Committee
​October - November 2012 ​Subcommittee meetings
December 2012​ ​Committee conducts public meeting
January 2013​ ​Committee presents final recommendations to the Superintendent
February 2013​ ​Superintendent presents her recommendations to the School Board
March 14, 2013​ ​School Board conducts public hearing
April 2013​ ​Families will be notified of any changes to take effect in the 2013-14 school year
April - August 2013​ ​Transition activities

Subcommittee Meeting Schedule

All regular subcommittee meetings will begin with a school tour at 5:45 p.m. (subcommittee members only), unless otherwise noted. The meeting portion of each evening will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Please note: All regular subcommittee meetings are open to the public; however, community members are asked not to participate in the dialogue during the meetings. Each meeting will include a break, during which community members are welcome to connect with committee members and share their thoughts.

 
Tue, October 16, 2012 ​Regular Subcommittee Meeting at Meriwether Lewis Elementary
Tue, October 30, 2012 ​Regular Subcommittee Meeting at Murray Elementary - CANCELED due to inclement weather
​Tue, November 13, 2012
Regular Subcommittee Meeting at Crozet Elementary
​Tue, November 27, 2012 ​Regular Subcommittee Meeting at Murray Elementary
Tue, December 11, 2012​ ​Public Meeting at Meriwether Lewis Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
​Tue, December 18, 2012 Regular Subcommittee Meeting at Henley Middle, 6:30 p.m. (no school tour)

Subcommittee Meeting Materials

Redistricting Advisory Committee Overview Presentation - October 2, 2012

Joint Committee Meeting Summary - October 2, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Subcommittee Breakout Session Presentation - October 2, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Subcommittee Meeting Minutes - October 2, 2012

Background Information - October 12, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Presentation - October 16, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Minutes - October 16, 2012

Additional Background Information - October 26, 2012

Fall 2012 Capacity vs. Enrollment Projections: Western Feeder Pattern Summary - October 29, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Subcommittee Meeting Presentation - November 13, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Minutes - November 13, 2012

Additional Background Information - November 27, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Presentation - November 27, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Minutes - November 27, 2012

Public Meeting Presentation - December 11, 2012

Public Meeting Minutes - December 11, 2012

Redistricting Survey Results - December 18, 2012

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Minutes - December 18, 2012

Presentation and Recommendation to the Superintendent - January 23, 2013

Western Feeder Pattern Meeting Summary - January 23, 2013

Superintendent's Recommendation Presentation to the School Board - February 14, 2013